Overview of Anxiety in Primary Care

Overview of Anxiety in Primary Care

This course aims to provide a background in anxiety disorders that prepares primary care providers and other health professionals to recognize symptoms of anxiety disorders in their patients. Completion of this course provides a foundation for further study in screening for, diagnosing, and treating specific anxiety disorders.

Need: Clinicians need to understand and be able to recognize anxiety disorders as patients frequently present to primary care facilities with symptoms directly or indirectly related to anxiety.

Goal: The learner will be knowledgeable about how to recognize anxiety and its manifestations in his/her patients.

Objectives: After completing this course you will be able to
  • Define what an anxiety disorder is and describe its prevalence
  • Describe the manifestations of anxiety in primary care and its impact on quality of life, health, and healthcare costs
  • List and describe the major anxiety disorders
  • Define what an anxiety disorder is and describe its prevalence
  • Describe the manifestations of anxiety in primary care and its impact on quality of life, health, and healthcare costs
Audience: Primary care physicians and other healthcare providers


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