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Anxiety Disorders - OT175

Anxiety Disorders

by Elizabeth Cara, OTR/L, PhD, MFCC and Ginny Byer, MSN, RN, CS and Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN and Debora A Davidson, PhD, OTR/l
(4.2 / 653 ratings )

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

Price: $34.00
CE-PRO Price: $17.00


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
AOTA Classification:
Content Level: Intermediate
Domain 1: Client factors
Domain 2: Performance skills
Process 3: Intervention
AOTA Keywords: Mental health, Psychiatric disabilities, 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: 12/8/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/8/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/8/2017

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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Allison G - Hummelstown, PA  ·  Apr 21, 2015
Very educational. Interesting to learn about the impact of anxiety disorders and role of OT.
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William B - Lake Lotawana, MO  ·  Apr 19, 2015
The first page feels like an intellectual assault of poorly-organized random facts that loosely relate to an overall theme of anxiety. I've seen better research papers written by a college freshman. If the purpose of this course is to create anxiety... bravo! Sure, I got my CEU's, but I still feel cheated out of the money I paid to actually learn something.
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Maureen M - North canton, OH  ·  Apr 17, 2015
it was a good and informative course. case examples would be nice
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nicole n - york, PA  ·  Apr 14, 2015
Useful info to add to our tools as clinicians.
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Mary B - Vadnais Heights, MN  ·  Apr 10, 2015
This course provided me with helpful hints as to how to provide theraputic techniques with patients.
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Price: $34.00
CE-PRO Price: $17.00