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Primary care physicians know from experience how many patients come to them needing help with anxiety and related disorders: these disorders have a lifetime prevalence rate of 30%, but they often seem to be present in a much higher proportion of primary care visits.

Time pressure challenges every primary care provider who responds to these disorders. The Primary Care Toolkit for Anxiety and Related Disorders—carefully aligned with the DSM-5—gives you the tools to help you treat your patients promptly and effectively.

Quickly find the information and strategies you need using summaries of diagnostic criteria and pharmacological therapies, severity assessments, treatment summaries, and case studies. Efficiently screen, diagnose, and manage common anxiety and related disorders, using visit-by-visit guides for mild, moderate, and severe disorders.

An accompanying CD puts the best, most effective diagnostic tools at your fingertips, ready to be printed and used by you and your patients: patient self-report forms and questionnaires, symptom checklists, functional impairment assessment scales, and more.

The Primary Care Toolkit helps prepare you for the 7 anxiety and related disorders that primary care physicians see most often:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder,
  • Panic disorder,
  • Agoraphobia,
  • Social anxiety disorder,
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder,
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder,
  • Adjustment disorder.

Whether you are a family physician, an ER doctor, a pharmacist, a nurse or nurse practitioner, or a medical student, the information and resources in The Primary Care Toolkit for Anxiety and Related Disorders will add to your clinical primary care knowledge and skills.

Table of Contents

Section I: Anxiety and Related Disorders
1. Introduction
2. Assessment
3. Management
Section II: Anxiety Disorders
4. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
5. Panic Disorder
6. Agoraphobia
7. Social Anxiety Disorder
Section III: Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
8. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Section IV: Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
9. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
10. Adjustment Disorder
Appendix I: Factors to Consider When Assessing Anxiety Symptoms
Appendix II: Differentiating Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Trauma-and Stressor-Related Disorders
Appendix III: Suicide Assessment Questionnaire
Appendix IV: Suicide Risk Factors Summary
Appendix V: GAD-7
Appendix VI: Patient Self-Report Screening Tool for Mental Illnesses
Appendix VII: Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9)
Appendix VIII: Symptom Assessment Checklist
Appendix IX: Functional Impairment Assessment Scale
Appendix X: Pharmacological Therapies
Appendix XI: DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder 300.02 (F41.1
Appendix XII: Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment Guide Summary
Appendix XIII: Criteria for Panic Attack
Appendix XIV: DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Panic Disorder 300.01 (F41.0)
Appendix XV: Panic Disorder Self-Report Scale
Appendix XVI: Panic Disorder Severity Scale Self-Report Form
Appendix XVII: Panic Disorder Treatment Guide Summary
Appendix XVIII: DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Agoraphobia 300.22 (F40.00)
Appendix XIX: Patient-Directed Agoraphobia Self-Report Tool
Appendix XX: Severity Measure for Agoraphobia—Adult
Appendix XXI: DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) 300.23 (F40.10)
Appendix XXII: Social Phobia Diagnostic Questionnaire (SPDQ)
Appendix XXIII: Social Phobia Inventory (SPIN)
Appendix XXIV: Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment Guide Summary
Appendix XXV: DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 300.3 (F42)
Appendix XXVI: Brief Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (BOCS)
Appendix XXVII: Level 2—Repetitive Thoughts and Behaviors—Adult
Appendix XXVIII: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Treatment Guide Summary
Appendix XXIX: DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 309.81 (F43.10)
Appendix XXX: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5)
Appendix XXXI: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment Guide Summary
Appendix XXXII: DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Adjustment Disorders 309 (F43.2)

Dr. Bianca Lauria-Horner

Dr. Bianca Lauria-Horner is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and an expert in primary care mental health. She is extensively involved in mental health CME activities and medical training at local, national, and international levels.