• Panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder are common and debilitating conditions. • Patients with anxiety disorders require an accurate diagnosis and thorough education regarding the nature of their disorder. • A stepwise approach to the management and treatment of panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder is ideal. • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), including group CBT, Individual CBT or clinician-assisted computerised CBT, is the treatment of choice for patients with these anxiety disorders. • Pharmacotherapy in the form of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants can also have a useful role in these patients. • Both panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder are treatable, and with appropriate care affected patients can return to baseline functioning.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2010|