Data - GABAergic Receptors and Essential Oils in Anxiety and Depression

Published: 3 June 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/bg94tybnrv.1
Jaqueline Kappke Zambianchi,


Data used for scientometric analysis of GABAergic Receptors and Essential Oils in Anxiety and Depression.


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We conducted a scientometric review according to the guidelines of the "Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)" and “The PRISMA 2020 statement: an updated guideline for reporting systematic reviews” (Moher et al., 2009; Page et al., 2021). The systematic search was performed using the Web of Science (WoS) database in WoS Core Collection. The search terms used were: (("essential oil") OR ("essential oils") OR (aromatherapy) (Topic)) and ((gaba) OR (GABAergic)) (Topic) and ((anxiety) OR (depression) OR (Anxiolytic) OR (antidepressant)). The search period was from 1945 to March 2024, and 122 results were returned. The inclusion and exclusion criteria for the publications were: (a) any language and of the type of articles or review articles; (b) period January 2023 to March 2024; (c) Evaluation of titles and abstracts, removing articles that did not use essential oils (or their compounds), and/or that do not focus on the mechanisms of action of essential oils in the GABAergic system for anxiety, and/or depression, and/or insomnia. The remaining results were evaluated in their full text (when available), and the scientometric analysis was performed with 58 full-text articles, as can be seen in the Flow Diagram of Prisma.


Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana


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