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Medication Effective In Treating Anxiety Disorders In Children And Adolescents

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May 4, 2001
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A multi-site study to evaluate treatments for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), found that a medication was more than twice as effective as the placebo, or sugar pill. The research trial, which cost $1.7 million, involved 128 children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 over a period of eight weeks. Symptoms improved in 76 percent of those randomly assigned to take the medication, compared to only 29 percent of those in the placebo group.

A multi-site study to evaluate treatments for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), found that a medication was more than twice as effective as the placebo, or sugar pill. The research trial, which cost $1.7 million, involved 128 children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 over a period of eight weeks. Symptoms improved in 76 percent of those randomly assigned to take the medication, compared to only 29 percent of those in the placebo group. The study, "Fluvoxamine For The Treatment Of Anxiety Disorders In Children And Adolescents," is being published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.


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