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The Effects of Homeopathic Medicines on Reducing the Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression: Randomized, Double Blind and Placebo Controlled | OMICS International | Abstract
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Journal of Traditional Medicine & Clinical Naturopathy
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Research Article

The Effects of Homeopathic Medicines on Reducing the Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression: Randomized, Double Blind and Placebo Controlled

Mandana Bagherian*, Adis Keraskian Mojembari and Mohammad Hakami
Department of Psychology, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran
Corresponding Author : Bagherian M
Department of Psychology
Karaj Branch
Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran
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Received July 04, 2014; Accepted September 02, 2014; Published October 06, 2014
Citation: Bagherian M, Mojembari AK, Hakami M (2014) The Effects of Homeopathic Medicines on Reducing the Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression: Randomized, Double Blind and Placebo Controlled. J Homeop Ayurv Med 3:167. doi: 10.4172/2167-1206.1000167
Copyright: © 2014 Bagherian M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Background: Anxiety and depression are two of the most prevalence psychological disorders in the world. Objective: This study investigates the effects of homeopathic medicine on reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Method: According to the procedure, thirty patients (twenty female and ten male) with the mean age of 45 (range 22-67) were selected randomly and classified in two experimental and controlling groups. The patients were evaluated based on Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)-Y. The Pretest – posttest, and follow-up pattern was designed, homeopathic remedies were used and analysis of covariance with repeated measures is used for data analysis. Results: Findings depict significant differences (P<0.01) between two stages of intervention and sustaining of this effectiveness is shown in following-up procedure. Conclusion: These findings suggest that homeopathic therapy can be used as an effective method to treat anxiety and depression disorders.  

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