Download e-book for kindle: Anxiety Disorders: A Pocket Guide For Primary Care (Current by John Vanin, James Helsley, D.M. Morgan

By John Vanin, James Helsley, D.M. Morgan

This pocket consultant is designed to assist the first care practitioner realize, diagnose, and deal with anxiousness problems in a hectic scientific perform. It provides an easy-to-follow, step by step technique, and gives functional issues in line with either actual patient-care event and evaluate of present scientific literature. The consultant contains worthwhile chapters on psychopharmacology, psychopharmacotherapy, and psychologic therapy for the anxiousness disorders.

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14. Screening questions for obsessive-compulsive disorder • Have you ever been bothered by certain thoughts, images, or impulses that came into your mind repeatedly even though you tried to ignore or stop them? If yes: Describe the thoughts, images or impulses • Have you ever felt you had to repeat a certain act over and over even when this action did not seem to make much sense? , checking or counting things over and over again; arranging objects in a certain way; washing your hands over and over again although you knew they were clean) If yes: Practitioner should further evaluate for obsessive-compulsive disorder Adapted from ref.

Another screening question which we find very useful is: • Does your heart ever beat really fast, and you feel short of breath, light headed, and feel like you have to get out of a place or situation immediately? • If yes: Practitioner should further evaluate for panic disorder Adapted from ref. [6]. well-researched screening questions that can help a practitioner recognize and further evaluate anxiety disorders in daily practice. If a patient answers in the affirmative for any of the screening questions, further in-depth evaluation of that particular disorder should be pursued.

The information includes general principles and definitions that can facilitate a better understanding of anxiety disorders and their comorbidities. The basic definition of a neurotransmitter is a substance that excites or inhibits a target cell [1]. A more detailed and technical classic definition of a neurotransmitter includes the following criteria [6]: ● ● ● ● ● Synthesized and released from neurons Released from nerve terminals in an identifiable form (chemical or pharmacological) Interacts with a postsynaptic receptor with the same effects seen with presynaptic neuron stimulation Interacts with a postsynaptic receptor with a specific pharmacology Terminates actions by an active process Under certain circumstances, some neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, and neurohormones do not meet all the criteria [6], but are still referred to as such.

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