A pilot study of cranial electrotherapy stimulation for generalized anxiety disorder.
|Title||A pilot study of cranial electrotherapy stimulation for generalized anxiety disorder.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Bystritsky, A, Kerwin L, Feusner J|
|Journal||The Journal of clinical psychiatry|
|Date Published||2008 Mar|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Adult, Anxiety Disorders, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Electric Stimulation Therapy, Electrodes, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Severity of Illness Index, Skull|
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is a noninvasive procedure that has been used for decades in the United States to treat anxiety, depression, and insomnia in the general population. Whether CES is an effective treatment for patients with a DSM-IV diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has not previously been explored. The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of CES in alleviating anxiety in patients with DSM-IV-diagnosed GAD.
|Alternate Journal||J Clin Psychiatry|