Mental health

Relaxation training in people with anxiety symptoms (in absence of depressive episode/disorder)

Question 4: Is relaxation training better (more effective than/as safe as) than treatment as usual in adults with anxiety symptoms (in absence of depressive episode/disorder) - who are in distress or have some degree of impaired functioning?

  • Population: adults with anxiety symptoms
  • Interventions: relaxation training
  • Comparison: treatment as usual
  • Outcomes:
    • symptom reduction
    • adverse effects.

Recommendation(s)

In non-specialized health care settings, relaxation training should be considered as treatment for anxiety symptoms (in absence of depressive episode/disorder) - who are in distress or have some degree of impaired functioning.
Strength of recommendation: STANDARD

Evidence profile

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