Efficacy of drug treatments for generalised anxiety disorder

Clinical Governance: An International Journal

ISSN: 1477-7274

Article publication date: 9 August 2011

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(2011), "Efficacy of drug treatments for generalised anxiety disorder", Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Vol. 16 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/cgij.2011.24816caa.010

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Efficacy of drug treatments for generalised anxiety disorder

Efficacy of drug treatments for generalised anxiety disorder

Article Type: Reviews of effectiveness From: Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Volume 16, Issue 3

Baldwin, D., Woods, R., Lawson, R., Taylor, D.Efficacy of drug treatments for generalised anxiety disorder: systematic review and meta-analysisBMJ2011Vol. 342d1199

The authors concluded that fluoxetine (for efficacy) and sertraline (for tolerability) seemed to have advantages over other treatments for generalised anxiety disorder. The authors’ conclusions reflected the evidence presented; however, given the unknown quality of the included trials and the potential risk of error and bias in the review processes, their conclusions should be interpreted with caution.