Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders Overview Topics Objectives Explain to a patient the biological purpose of anxiety, signs/symptoms of anxiety and when anxiety symptoms become disordered anxiety Summarize the neurotransmitter systems and general brain systems that are involved in anxiety pathways Construct a patient work-up that points out risk factors for developing an anxiety disorder, potential alternate causes for anxiety symptoms and helpful lab investigations Distinguish between the different anxiety disorders including relative prevalence, symptomology and diagnostic criteria Compose goals of therapy for anxiety treatment in collaboration with a patient Explain the common non-pharm treatment modalities and their role in therapy to a patient Recommend pharmacologic treatment options to a HCP based on a patient case, incorporating guidelines, clinical judgement and patient-specific factors Create efficacy and safety endpoints specific to a patient Recommend a medication switching plan based on pharmacological and patient factors Discuss medication considerations for special populations and patients with specific comorbidities Study Materials Case: AP Annapura is a 31 year old cis-female who comes to your pharmacy with a prescription for sertraline.