You could be reading the full-text of this article now if you...

If you have access to this article through your institution,
you can view this article in

Recognizing anxiety disorders

O'Brien, Patricia G. PhD, RN, NP, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC; Fleming, Loraine MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000419299.87440.04
Feature: MENTAL HEALTH
Abstract

Abstract: The majority of patients with anxiety disorders present in primary care settings, and many are undiagnosed or undertreated—each disorder has defining characteristics. Anxiety disorders are debilitating, and proper treatment can improve quality of life. Preferred treatments are cognitive-behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

Author Information

Patricia G. O'Brien is an Associate Professor at Long Island University School of Nursing in Brooklyn, N.Y. Loraine Fleming is the Director of Behavioral Health at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, H.I.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.