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Treating anxiety: a feasibility clinical study using acupuncture and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

The proposed project is a feasibility study for a small scale pragmatic randomised control trial (RCT).

It aims to assess:

  • whether patients felt the same or different after CBT or acupuncture
  • and show whether patients liked acupuncture as well as CBT
  • recruitment and retention
  • safety

Details:

We are looking for:

participants who:

  • are over 18 years old
  • have a diagnosis of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) by GP or other mental health professionals
  • have a minimum score of 10 in generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) questionnaire
  • have not had acupuncture, psycho-therapy or other treatments for anxiety for at least six weeks before starting the study
  • are not pregnant
  • are english speakers

Location:

  • London

Expenses:

No expenses as funds are very limited. However, participants receive eight free treatments from health professionals.

Contact information:

For more information visit: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/eastmedicine-research-group/research

Or

Contact Cinzia Scorzon on:

Email: C.Scorzon@westminster.ac.uk

Phone: 02079115000

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