Wilkins, G., Andrews, G., Bell, C., Boyce, P., Gale, C., Rapee, R., & Lampe, L. (2019). Managing anxiety disorders in adults. Medicine Today, 20 (12), 12-22.
The GP has a key role in identifying patients presenting with anxiety symptoms and ensuring appropriate acute and long-term management. There are two key messages for GPs to follow: once you have made a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder, tell the patient you have a treatment for it. Second, do not let your anxiety lead you to prescribe inappropriately or overinvestigate for all possible differential diagnoses.
anxiety symptoms, investigation, diagnosis, treatment, long-term management