Diagnosis and management of anxiety in primary care

Amanda McGrandles, Marie McCaig

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This article explores the wide range of assessment methods available to assist in the identification of anxiety and related disorders in primary care. A range of effective interventions is discussed, including psychosocial and pharmacological interventions with reference to evidence-based guidelines. The significance of effective partnership working is also highlighted in contributing towards best practice and improved outcomes (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2004; Barker, 2009). The article will mostly focus on generalized anxiety disorder, which appears to be closer to depression than any other anxiety disorder.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-318 8p
JournalNurse Prescribing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Anxiety -- Classification
  • Anxiety -- Diagnosis
  • Anxiety -- Therapy
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety -- Drug Therapy
  • Anxiety -- Epidemiology
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • DSM
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Nursing Role
  • Panic Disorder
  • Relaxation
  • Self Care
  • Social Anxiety Disorders


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