Anxiety Disorders by the NIMH – updated
Anxiety Disorders is a course is based on An updated publication of the National Institute of Mental Health about anxiety disorders. It is written in simple terms and reviews symptoms, etiology, effective treatments, and ways in which a client can make their therapy and doctor’s visits more productive. Specifically, this publication discusses panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobias, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. Although each disorder has features that are unique, there are common elements in all of them such as excessive and irrational fear. This publication is an excellent primer for mental health professionals and provides the practitioner with a great deal of much needed information. This course serves to replace our previous course on Anxiety Disorders as it contains the latest information from the NIMH.
Psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists and certified addiction professionals who work with dual diagnosis clients can benefit from this course. This course may also be helpful for other practitioners, such as midwives and dieticians and nutritionists who may work in team or multidisciplinary environments. This course is designed mainly for clinicians and direct service providers. It is targeted for beginning and intermediate practitioners.
Author: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Learning Objectives: This course will provide a professional with a review of anxiety disorders in general as well as details about specific anxiety disorders. Specifically, a professional will:
· Identify the symptoms and etiology of anxiety disorders.
· Distinguish between different types of anxiety disorders.
· Recognize effective therapeutic techniques for the treatment of anxiety disorders.
Citation: National Institute of Mental Health (2009). Anxiety Disorders. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health NIH Publication No. 09 3879 2009. For a full list of current references, please Click Here