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Clinical management

Michael Van Ameringen and Mark H. Pollack

in Generalized Anxiety Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199557837
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607341 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199557837.003.0007

Series: Oxford Psychiatry Library

Clinical management

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• Diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) should involve screening for the presence of medical or other psychiatric conditions. • Primary GAD treatment strategy involves either pharmacological or psychological treatment. • End goal of treatment is remission or loss of diagnostic status without functional impairment. • Pharmacological treatment should be maintained 12 to 24 months after achieving remission. • Treatment choices and strategies need to be modified in special populations (children, the elderly, and pregnant and breastfeeding women).

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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