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Abstract

CLINICAL EVALUATION OF THE EFFICACY OF SHANKHAPUSHPI PANAK AND SHIRODHARA WITH MANSYADI KWATHA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CHITTODVEGA W.S.R. TO GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

*Dr. Purnima Rao, Dr. Jitendra Kumar, Dr. Udai Raj Saroj and Prof. R.K. Jhoshi

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Chittodvega simulates Generalized Anxiety Disorder which is characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry about everyday things that is disproportionate to the actual source of worry. Keeping in view the increasing incidence of this problem a study was conducted with following Aims and Objectives: To assess and compare the efficacy of Shankhapushpi Panak and Shirodhara with Mansyadi Kwatha and Tab. Sertraline in the management of Chittodvega w.s.r. to Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Material and Methods: The study was conducted on 60 clinically diagnosed patient of Chittodvega and randomly divided into two groups. In Group 1: 30 Patients were administered Shankhapushpi Panak in the dose of 15 ml twice a day with equal amount of water after meal for one month and Shirodhara with Mansyadi Kwatha for 21 days for 48 minutes daily in the morning hours for 21 days. In Group 2: 30 Patients were administered Tab. Sertraline 50mg once a day at bed time for 30 days. Effects of treatment were assessed on the basis of sign and symptoms of GAD according to DSM-IV, Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale and Chittodvega. Statistical Analysis was done with help of Instate Graph Pad software3.1 using Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed ranks test and Mann-Whitney test. Results: Statistically highly significant result was observed in both Groups. Conclusion: Shankhapushpi Panak and Shirodhara with Mansyadi Kwatha give same results in sign and symptoms of Chittodvega, GAD in DSM-IV and on Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale when compared with Tab. Sertraline.

Keywords: Chittodvega, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Shirodhara).


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