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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (2014) Anxiety disorders. London: NICE.

URL: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs53

Audience: This learning programme has been developed for GP, mental health and drug and alcohol teams.

Aim: To examine the NICE quality standard recommendations to improve the recognition, assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders for adults in primary care and to apply the knowledge you’ve gained to practice. This e-learning tool will take you about an hour to complete.

The NICE Anxiety disorders quality standard 53 was published in February 2014. The quality standard draws on existing guidance and covers the identification and management of generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. Anxiety disorders vary in their severity but are associated with significant long-term disability and can have a lifelong course of relapse and remission.

This e-learning tool has learning activities to help you implement the quality standard and improve patient outcomes by focusing on the key implementation challenges identified. It is divided into three sections: recognition of anxiety disorders, assessment of anxiety disorders and interventions and treatment.

After completing this learning tool you should be able to:
o recognise and differentiate between anxiety disorders
o assess symptoms of anxiety disorders and how they affect quality of life
o consider co-morbidities and presentation of multiple anxiety disorders
o recognise anxiety disorders when co-existing with depressive episodes
o describe evidence-based psychological interventions for anxiety disorders
o identify appropriate and inappropriate pharmacological treatment for anxiety disorders

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Item Type:Teaching Resource
Date:November 2014
Corporate Creators:National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Place of Publication:London
Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Skills > Coping skills / Resilience
F Concepts in psychology > Emotion (anxiety, emotional pain)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Organisational development > Workforce / staff skills and training
N Communication, information and education > Education and training > Affective and interpersonal education > Skills building
T Demographic characteristics > Substance or health care worker
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
T Demographic characteristics > Social worker

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