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Anxiety Disorders

by Elizabeth Cara, OTR/L, PhD, MFCC and Ginny Byer, RN, MSN, CS and Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, RN, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN
(4.2 / 529 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.20 AOTA CEU)

Price: $34.00
CE-PRO Price: $17.00


Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health diagnoses, affecting over 13% of Americans aged 18 to 54, and persisting throughout patients’ life spans. Recurrent episodes of severe anxiety can cause people to avoid everyday places, interactions and activities, resulting in seriously decreased occupational performance. Significant levels of anxiety can impede participation in treatment in hospital, school, residential, and community settings. By understanding the presentation of, causes of and interventions for common anxiety disorders, OTs can participate in identification and referral for full evaluation, and work with other team members in planning and implementing effective interventions.


The goal of this program is to update OTs’ clinical knowledge about the most common types of anxiety disorders so that they may identify, evaluate, and treat anxiety. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —
  • Describe the common symptoms and treatments of five anxiety disorders.
  • Ask two important questions when evaluating clients for anxiety disorders
  • Develop an intervention plan following the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework.

Content Level: Intermediate

Content Focus

Domain of OT: Performance Skills
Domain of OT: Context and Environment
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

Accreditation Information is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Continuing education approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association is accepted for relicensure by the state boards for occupational therapists in: Alaska, Nevada, Arkansas, New Hampshire, Delaware, North Carolina, District of Columbia, Ohio, Illinois, Oregon, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Rhode Island, Maryland, South Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Vermont, Montana & Virginia.


Course Originally Released on: 4/6/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/6/2010
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/6/2013

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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MATTHEW A - reading, PA  ·  Nov 17, 2014
Good overall OT related course regarding anxiety.
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Rebecca B - Memphis, TN  ·  Nov 10, 2014
very informative. good examples.
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GINGER A - New Albany, MS  ·  Oct 29, 2014
This course was very informative.
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MICHELE A - Philadelphia, PA  ·  Oct 29, 2014
This was a good course. It was very informative and I would recommend it to others.
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Ann G - Piperton, TN  ·  Oct 02, 2014
It's hard to focus on material that goes on and on, on the same page without a break. Words tend to run together.
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Price: $34.00
CE-PRO Price: $17.00