Target Audience: CNA 1.0 Credit(s)

Categories: Clinical
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Course Summary
Generalized anxiety disorder is diagnosed in individuals who are fearful and who worry excessively. Unlike most people who can control anxious thoughts and who can realize when their worry is excessive, people with generalized anxiety disorder struggle with mental and physical responses to situations or irrational thoughts to an extent of being disabled or immobilized. With medication and cognitive behavioral therapy, people with generalized anxiety disorder can begin to improve how they function socially, at work, and in school. Rather than avoid situations, individuals with generalized anxiety disorder can begin to improve their thought processes and anxious responses by becoming engaged in treatment and practicing new ways of thinking as well as through medication adherence.
Course Objectives
  • Describe the difference between anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Explain the causes and risk factors for generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Identify the treatments and patient care for a patient with generalized anxiety disorder.
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Course Syllabus
  • Introduction;Diagnosis of an Anxiety Disorder
  • GAD Signs, Symptoms, and Co-occurring Conditions
  • Prognosis of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Causes of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Screening for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Pharmacotherapy for GAD
  • Case Study: Ketamine in Treatment Resistant GAD
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