Study on Anxiety
1. Participants have to be between the age of 18 and 60 years.
2. Participants would need to pass the criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder to take part in the study which includes:
A. Excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation), occurring more days than not for at least 6 months, about a number of events or activities (such as work or school performance)
B. The person finds it difficult to control the worry. The anxiety and worry are associated with three (or more) of the following six symptoms:
- Restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge;
- Being easily fatigued;
- Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank;
- Muscle tension;
- Sleep disturbance difficulty falling or staying asleep or restless; (unsatisfying sleep)
C. The focus of the anxiety and worry is not about having a panic attack, being embarrassed in public, being away from home or close relatives, gaining weight, having multiple physical complaints, or having serious illness, and the anxiety and worry do not occur exclusively during Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
D. The anxiety, worry or physical symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
The costs for the study have been discounted by 65% to £200/$300 (subject to rate fluctuations).
Applications for this study will be open until February 2021
What are the objectives of this study?
- The use of homeopathic treatment will have a beneficial effect in
the management of generalized anxiety disorder, according to
anxiety rating scales, and patient perception questionnaire.
- Offer an adjunct to regular pharmacological treatment of anxiety to
improve treatment outcomes.
The study will consist of:
- Four monthly consultations with the homeopath
- The consultations will be by Zoom call.
- Prior to each consultation the participant would need to complete 3 questionnaires
- an Anxiety Rating Scale questionnaire,
- Anxiety inventory
- Patient perception questionnaire.
- Weekly notes/ diary entries to be kept for discussion at consultation. You will provide feedback between the consultations (by email) about changes that occur.