Articles

L-5-hydroxytryptophan in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

Author

Kahn RS, Westenberg HG

Date

3/1985

Journal

J Affect Disord

Abstract

Ten outpatients suffering from anxiety states (Anxiety Disorders: DSM- III) were treated with L-5-hydroxytryptophan and carbidopa. A significant reduction in anxiety was observed on three different anxiety scales. It is suggested that 5-HT systems may be involved in the mediation of anxiety.