Open Access Minireview

Alternative Therapies for the Treatment of Anxiety

Yarla Resende Oliveira1, Joyce Kelly Vitalino dos Santos1, Leticia Ludwig Sousa1, Giovana Borgo Munhoz1, Mayra Fernandes Martins2, Laura Gomes Lima3 and Eriston Vieira Gomes1,4*

1Morgana Potrich College, FAMP, Medical School, Mineiros, GO, Brazil

2University Center of Mineiros – UniFIMES, Mineiros, GO, Brazil

3University of Rio Verde, UniRV, Medical School, Rio Verde, GO, Brazil

4Ribeirão Preto Medical School, FMRP, University of São Paulo, USP, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Received Date: May 18, 2020;  Published Date: June 09, 2020


Anxiety is considered a common mental disorder in modern society and may be related to depression, stress, panic syndrome, and other emotional issues. This disorder manifests with a variety of symptoms, which can cause professional instability, clinical changes, and anti-social behavior. Actually, several forms of treatment are available, such as modern medicine, with the main use of antidepressants; homeopathy, an approach that treats the patient as a whole, in mental, physical, and social aspects; cognitive behavioral therapy, which treats anxiety by focusing on the individual’s current problems; phyto therapy, which involves treatment of the disease using medicinal plants and psychotherapy methods. However, all of these treatments may have complications, presenting contradictory responses to what was expected. Thus, the choice of the best therapy is crucial in the management of anxiety to ensure less response time to treatment and with less physical and mental consequences for the patient.

Keywords:Anxiety, Medicines, Alternative Therapy, Treatments

Abbreviations: CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; OCD: Obsessive-compulsive disorder; DSM-V: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; GAD: Generalized Anxiety Disorder; CNS: Central Nervous System; GABA: Gamma-Aminobutyric acid

Signup for Newsletter
Scroll to Top