Anxiety Disorders

M. Katherine Shear, M.D.
Columbia University

Definition/Key Clinical Features
Differential Diagnosis
Best Tests
Best Therapy
Best References


Definition/Key Clinical Features


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Differential Diagnosis

Panic Disorder Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Generalized Anxiety Disorder Social Phobia Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
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Best Tests

Panic Disorder
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Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders Generalized Anxiety Disorder Social Phobia Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Specific Phobias
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Best Therapy

Drug Therapy

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

Drug Treatment for Panic Disorder Drug Treatment for PTSD Drug Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder Drug Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder Drug Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychological Treatment for Anxiety Disorders The author has received grants for clinical research from Pfizer, Inc., and Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and has served as a consultant for and member of the speakers' bureaus of Pfizer, Inc., and GlaxoSmithKline.

 


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Best References

Ballenger JC: Biol Psychiatry 46:1579, 1999 [PMID 10599485]

Hidalgo RB, et al: Med Clin North Am 85:691, 2001 [PMID 11349480]

Stein MB, et al: J Fam Pract 48:514, 1999 [PMID 10428248]

Zaubler TS, et al: J Psychosom Res 44:25, 1998 [PMID 9483462]


November 2006


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