A DOUBLE BLIND RANDOMISED CONTROLLED CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECT OF GUDUCHI IN CHITTODVEGA W.S.R TO EXAM STRESS
Dr. Gadde Chetan*, Dr. Shrilatha Kamath T. and Dr. Dhaneshwari H. A.
Background: Raja and tama are two important dosha of manas. If any imbalance happens it leads to many manasika roga and chittodvega is one among them. Exam stress can create lots of complications. Thus it has become a need of the hour to help students to tackle their stress during the examination days and to achieve their goal comfortably. Guduchi is one among the medhya rasayana. This might help in managing exam stress without causing adverse/side-effect. Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic effect of Guduchi in chittodvega/exam stress. Design: A double blind randomised controlled clinical study with pre-test and post design. Setting: Opd of Shri Dharmasthala Manjuatheshwara Ayurveda College and hospital, Kuthpady, Udupi. Methodology: - 30 patients diagnosed with chittodvega/ exam stress. Interventions: Patients were allocated in to 2 groups using permuted block randomisation where in 15patients (Group A) were treated with Cap.Placebo 500mg 5 BD and 15 patients (Group B) administered with Cap.Guduchi 500 mg 5 BD for 30days with warm water. Outcome Measures: Assessment parameters like Hamilton anxiety rating scale, Hamilton depression rating scale, positive symptoms and negative symptoms were considered in this study. Results Both Group A and Group B had remission in the parameters comparing the percentage of relief of the parameters and overall effect showed that Group B had better improvement in the ailment.
Keywords: Raja, Tamas, Manasika Roga, Chittodvega. Examstress.
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