Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

November, 2009 | Vol: 7 Issue: 11

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Learning Objective

Learning Objectives, Nov. 2009

This CME/CE activity is intended for psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists and other health care professionals with an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.


Off-Label Treatments for Anxiety Disorders

Your patient has anxiety, and you’ve tried the usual medications. You’ve rotated through your favorite SSRIs and SNRIs, tried some of the benzodiazepines, and even given buspirone a whirl to no avail. It’s time to go off-label.

Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, and OCD: Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Still the Best?

Most treatment guidelines recommend cognitive behavioral therapy as first-line psychotherapy for anxiety disorders. In this article, Dr. Glen Spielmans will give you a brief primer of CBT techniques for panic disorder, social phobia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as review whether, for these conditions, CBT is indeed superior to other forms of therapy.

Research Update

Expert QA