This video discusses exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP) in anxiety disorders. A recommended psychotherapy for many anxiety disorders, particularly obsessive–compulsive disorder, success of ERP depends on adherence, co-occurring mental illnesses, and insight.
This video discusses mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for anxiety disorders. A psychotherapy effective for short- and long-term treatment, MBCT involves mindful awareness as a tool for prevention of anxiety disorder relapse.
This video discusses compliance to treatment in anxiety disorders. Predictors of poor medication adherence are reviewed; interventions for enhancing compliance in anxiety disorder treatment are presented.
This video discusses common challenges in the treatment for anxiety disorders, including medication concerns and limited access to cognitive behavioral therapy and other psychotherapy treatments.
This video discusses family therapy in anxiety disorders. Risk factors and potential benefits of family-focused cognitive behavioral therapy are provided.
This video discusses candidates for lifelong maintenance treatment of anxiety disorders. Patients with severe, impairing, and frequent anxiety episodes should be treated with combination therapies, including anxiety disorder medication and stress management techniques.
This video discusses management of medication side effects in patients with anxiety disorders. Recommendations for minimizing adverse events, such as slow titration, switching, and augmentation, are emphasized.
Anxiety disorders often precedes physical illness and complicate recovery. This video discusses comorbidity of anxiety disorders and cardiovascular conditions, such as hypertension and coronary artery disease.
This video discusses the role of yoga and meditation therapy for anxiety disorders. Biological benefits of yoga, such as autonomic system and anti-inflammatory modulation, and their impact on anxiety symptoms are reviewed.
This video discusses the relationship between anxiety disorders and the gastrointestinal system. Anxiety symptoms including panic attacks and social phobia commonly occur with digestive problems, particularly anxiety and constipation and anxiety and diarrhea associated with peptic ulcer disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
This video discusses anxiety disorders across the lifespan, including signs and symptoms among different age groups.
This video presents an overview of how to diagnose anxiety disorder via DSM-IV-TR criteria—symptoms, duration, and impairment. Generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder are discussed.
This video discusses the comorbidity of substance abuse/addictions and anxiety disorders. Patients with anxiety disorder often self-medicate with drugs and alcohol; intoxication and withdrawal symptoms can be confused with anxiety.
This video discusses the benefits of using scales and screening anxiety assessment tools for recognition and ongoing assessment of anxiety in clinical practice. The HAM-A and GAD-7 are reviewed in detail.
This video discusses that testing for anxiety involves knowing the core symptoms of the major anxiety disorders. Both psychological and physical anxiety symptoms are discussed.
This video discusses the role, advantages, and disadvantages of benzodiazepines in anxiety disorder treatment.