Nov 1, 2016 Issue
Pet Therapy: Enhancing Patient Care Through Time with Animals [Curbside Consultation]

A 16-year-old girl and her parents presented to my office for her wellness evaluation. The patient has generalized anxiety disorder with comorbid major depression, for which she has been prescribed a serotonergic antidepressant. She is a high school student, lives with her parents, and is currently ...

Apr 1, 2016 Issue
Nonpharmaceutical Treatment of Anxiety in Institutionalized Older Adults [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) or relaxation training, alone or in combination, can be used to treat anxiety in older adults. Music therapy can also be used to reduce anxiety in older adults. Appropriate training of institutional caregivers is also helpful in reducing anxiety in older adults.

Jan 1, 2016 Issue
Therapist-Supported Online Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Adult Anxiety [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Therapist-supported online CBT is more effective than no treatment and as effective as face-to-face CBT for reducing overall anxiety as well as symptoms, and improving quality of life in adults with anxiety disorders.

May 1, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder in Adults [Article]

The diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder can be complicated by a broad differential and comorbidities. Learn the best way to screen for these disorders, as well as common treatments.

Oct 1, 2014 Issue
Psychological Therapies for Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) are more effective than other therapies in reducing PTSD symptom severity up to four months after treatment, but more robust studies are needed to evaluate the long-term effectiveness.

Apr 1, 2014 Issue
Collaborative Care for Depression and Anxiety [Cochrane for Clinicians]

The collaborative care model is effective for treating adults with depression and/or anxiety using a multiprofessional approach to patient care, a structured management plan, scheduled patient follow-ups, and enhanced interprofessional communication.

Jan 15, 2013 Issue
Generalized Anxiety Disorder [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for generalized anxiety disorder in adults and children and adolescents?

Oct 1, 2012 Issue
The Physician's Role in Managing Acute Stress Disorder [Article]

Acute stress disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis that may occur in patients within four weeks of a traumatic event. Features include anxiety, intense fear or helplessness, dissociative symptoms, reexperiencing the event, and avoidance behaviors. Persons with this disorder are at increased risk of d...

Apr 15, 2010 Issue
Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation for Depressive and Anxiety Disorders [Article]

Anxiety and depression are among the most common conditions cited by those seeking treatment with complementary and alternative therapies, such as exercise, meditation, tai chi, qigong, and yoga. The use of these therapies is increasing. Several studies of exercise and yoga have demonstrated therape...

May 1, 2009 Issue
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Practical Assessment and Management [Article]

Generalized anxiety disorder is common among patients in primary care. Affected patients experience excessive chronic anxiety and worry about events and activities, such as their health, family, work, and finances. The anxiety and worry are difficult to control and often lead to physiologic symptoms...

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