Managing Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care

By Lee David

Jun 2020 , 332 pp
ISBN 9781911510697
Price: £22.39, $33.59
Making a diagnosis of anxiety can be challenging in primary care, and for this reason many patients remain undiagnosed and untreated. If left undiagnosed, anxiety disorders can interfere with the management of patients’ physical health and may be associated with worsening outcomes for coexisting chronic physical disorders. Patients with undiagnosed anxiety disorders may not receive appropriate treatment and may also undergo unnecessary and costly investigations for their physical symptoms.
However, if the anxiety disorders are correctly identified, patients can be offered effective treatments, including self-help, psychological therapy and medication, which will in turn help to improve their physical health and wellbeing.
Managing Anxiety Disorders aims to improve the recognition and treatment of anxiety disorders in primary care. Using a consistent approach it provides an overview of the most common anxiety disorders and for each describes how to:
• recognise each disorder
• make the diagnosis
• explain the condition to patients
• manage each disorder, including using simple 10 minute CBT strategies to encourage self-help
It also includes practical case studies to illustrate how different anxiety disorders may present in primary care, and how GPs might begin to assess and manage patients with these conditions.
1 Understanding anxiety disorders
2 Initial assessment of anxiety disorders
3 Management of anxiety disorders
4 10 minute CBT for anxiety
5 Generalised anxiety disorder
6 Panic disorder
7 Agoraphobia
8 Specific phobias
9 Social anxiety
10 Obsessive–compulsive disorder
11 Body dysmorphic disorder
12 Post-traumatic stress disorder
13 Health anxiety
References and further reading
Price: £22.39, $33.59
ISBNs: 9781911510697 978-1-911510-69-7 Title: managing anxiety disorders in primary care