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Use of prescription medications and complementry and alternative medicines to treat depressive and anxiety systoms: results from a community sample

Parslow, Ruth; Jorm, Anthony F


Background: Individuals prescribed antidepressants or anxiolytics may replace or augment such medications with complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs). Little is known about the extent to which individuals in the community use CAMs instead of, or in addition to, medications they have been prescribed, for anxiety and depressive symptoms. Method: Information on use of CAMs, antidepressants and anxiolytics was obtained from a community sample of 7485 survey participants from Canberra and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2003.09.013


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