Treatment Options for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD):  Advantages and Disadvantages 3/5/2021

The following chart provides a helpful review guide of the advantages and disadvantages of various agents and therapies for treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorders.. Type of Treatment Advantages Disadvantages Psychological Therapies & Counseling All patients should be referred for evaluation and/or on-going psychotherapeutic treatment. Can be provided in concurrence with appropriate medications. Recommend first-line treatment […]

Treatment Approaches for GAD

The main treatment approaches for GAD comprise psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy or a combination of both. The often chronic and disabling nature of GAD means that some individuals may fail to respond fully to first-line treatment.  Your patients may require a sequential trial of treatments or possibly the use of combination therapy. Given the chronic nature of […]

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent of all psychiatric disorders, with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) being the most common seen in primary care. Nearly 8% of patients consulting a primary care provider have GAD according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Despite this, it is a diagnosis that can easily be missed. The good news […]