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The Treatment Of Psychiatric Disorders, 3rd Edition by Beverly J. Sutton, George U. Balis, William H. Reid

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CHAPTER 9

 

ANXIETY DISORDERS DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CONDITION OR SUBSTANCE

 

 

 

The prevalence of anxiety disorders in medically ill patients is higher than in the general population (Cassem, 1990; Wise & Taylor, 1990). Many conditions and substances may cause anxiety. A comprehensive medical and drug history, coupled with a high degree of alertness to organic etiologies, is an essential part of the diagnostic process.

GENERAL TREATMENT PRINCIPLES

The etiological treatment of the underlying medical condition results in full remission in most cases. Symptomatic treatment includes anxiolytics and various adjunctive methods, such as supportive psychotherapy, relaxation techniques, hypnosis, and biofeedback. Since anxiety is a universal emotional ...

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