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Efficacy of kava extract for treating anxiety: systematic review and metaanalysis.

Efficacy of kava extract for treating anxiety: systematic review and metaanalysis.

  1. Jasim
    Research question
    Is kava extract (Piper methysticum) more effective than placebo for treating patients with anxiety?
    Type of article and design Systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Relevance to family physicians Anxiety disorders affect the lives of one in every six Canadians. 1 Lifetime incidence of anxiety disorders in Ontario is up to 17% for men and 28% for women. 2 Anxiety disorders can adversely affect patients’ day-today functioning, productivity, and quality of life and can lead to complications, such as depression and substance abuse. Just as depressive disorders were not mentioned by patients in the past, so anxiety is often not mentioned by patients now, because it is not viewed as a medical condition. Treating patients with anxiety nonetheless constitutes an important component of family physicians’ practices.