Managing panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder

Edward Wims*, Alison Mahoney, Gavin Andrews

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Abstract

• 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-47
Number of pages6
JournalMedicine Today
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

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    Wims, E., Mahoney, A., & Andrews, G. (2010). Managing panic disorder and generalised anxiety disorder. Medicine Today, 11(2), 42-47.