Meta-analysis of randomized controlled comparisons of psychopharmacological and psychological treatments for anxiety disorders

  title={Meta-analysis of randomized controlled comparisons of psychopharmacological and psychological treatments for anxiety disorders},
  author={Borwin Bandelow and Ulrich Seidler-Brandler and Andreas Becker and Dirk Wedekind and Eckart Rüther},
  journal={The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry},
  pages={175 - 187}
Background. A number of meta-analyses have led to contradictory results regarding the efficacy of the psychological and pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders. The main reasons for these inconsistent results seem to be the inclusion of heterogeneous studies and influences of selection biases. We performed a meta-analysis, which only included studies using a direct comparison of pharmacological, psychological, or combined treatments. Method. Sixteen studies on panic disorder, six studies… 
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