Religious psychotherapy in anxiety disorder patients

Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1994 Jul;90(1):1-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.1994.tb01545.x.


Religious patients with generalized anxiety disorder were given religious psychotherapy in addition to supportive psychotherapy anxiolytic drugs. Those receiving religious psychotherapy showed significantly more rapid improvement in anxiety symptoms than those who received supportive psychotherapy and drugs only. Thus, religious patients may require a different form of psychotherapy.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Islam
  • Malaysia
  • Mood Disorders / therapy*
  • Psychotherapy*
  • Religion and Psychology*