Journal article

Herbal medicine use behaviour in Australian adults who experience anxiety: a descriptive study

Erica McIntyre, Anthony J Saliba, Karl K Wiener, Jerome Sarris

BMC COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE | BMC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental health condition in Australia. In addition, there are many people who experience problematic anxiety symptoms who do not receive an anxiety disorder diagnosis but require treatment. As herbal medicine use is popular in Australia, and little is known about how adults experiencing anxiety are using these medicines, this study aimed to identify how Australian adults who experience anxiety are using herbal medicines. METHODS: An online cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted using purposive convenience sampling to recruit Australian adults who have experienced anxiety symptoms and have used herbal medicines (N = 400). Descriptiv..

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