Anxiety and related disorders are among the most common psychiatric conditions primary care providers see, and most patients suffering from them will turn to a primary care provider first. The clinical presentation of anxiety and related disorders can be very different and thus easily missed, but if they are recognized and managed early the outcome for the patient will vastly improve. As a primary care provider, you probably encounter patients with anxiety disorders quite frequently. If you have a busy practice and need access to efficient, user-friendly strategies and tools, this resource, which follows the new DSM-5 criteria for anxiety and related disorders, is for you.
You’ll discover quick, effective ways to screen, diagnose, and manage common anxiety and related disorders prior to referral to specialty services. Short questionnaires for different disorders, treatment algorithms, and guidelines for pharmacotherapeutic and non-pharmacotherapeutic options will help you choose the best course of treatment. The strategies you’ll learn will empower patients and promote partnerships with other health care professionals.