Anxiety and depressive disorders are among the most common psychiatric problems encountered by mental health practitioners and often co-occur in some individuals. Approximately 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from anxiety disorders, and mood disorders remain the most prevalent psychiatric condition, accounting for 25 percent of patients in psychiatric inpatient settings, 65 percent of psychiatric outpatients and as many as 10 percent of all patients seen in nonpsychiatric medical settings. Get a brief overview of the epidemiology and best-practice guidelines for treating major anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders, and discover the most common pharmacotherapies used in the treatment of these disorders.
By the end of the course, you will have learned:
- Diagnostic features of anxiety and mood disorders
- Best practice guidelines for the assessment and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders
- Evidence-based psychopharmacological treatments for anxiety and mood disorders
- Identification of two common medications for the treatment of unipolar depression
- tIdentification of two common medications for the treatment of bipolar disorder
- Identification of two medications for the treatment of anxiety disorders