According to the American Psychiatric Association, anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychiatric disorders. Many patients with anxiety disorders experience related physical symptoms and subsequently visit their primary care providers. Despite their high prevalence rates, anxiety disorders often are underrecognized and undertreated.
Behavioral therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy have demonstrated efficacy through controlled studies. Treatment for anxiety usually consists of a combination of pharmacotherapy and/or psychotherapy. Because medications for anxiety may have significant adverse effects and contraindications with drugs used to treat other conditions, clinicians caring for patients with anxiety must be familiar with key aspects of their use. Are you familiar with important information on medications used in the treatment of anxiety? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Mary L. Windle. Fast Five Quiz: Anxiety Medications - Medscape - Feb 14, 2020.