Anxiety can be mild, moderate, severe, or even escalate to panic. While mild anxiety may be protective, a severely anxious person is so focused on specific details that he or she can’t think of anything else, and behavior becomes directed toward relieving the anxiety. Panic is associated with loss of control and a sense of dread, with increased motor activity, reduced ability to relate to others, and distorted perceptions. The goal of this continuing education program is to update healthcare professionals’ clinical knowledge about screening, identifying and treating the most common types of anxiety disorders.
The goal of this continuing education program is to update the clinical knowledge of occupational therapists about screening, identifying and treating the most common types of anxiety disorders. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Define anxiety and identify two causes
- Describe the common symptoms and treatments of five anxiety disorders
- Relate two important questions to ask a patient when screening for anxiety disorders
Content Level: Intermediate
Domain 1: Client factors
Domain 2: Performance skills
Process 3: Intervention
AOTA Keywords: Mental health, Psychiatric disabilities, Intervention
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