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Minimum length of time of persistent worry or changes in behavior necessary to qualify as panic disorder

1 month

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Most common co-morbid disorder associated with SAD

psychiatric disorder

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Number of symptoms associated with panic attack needed to qualify as panic disorder

4

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Major co-morbidity associated with panic disorder

agoraphobia

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Min. length of fear of social situation needed to qualify as SAD

6 months

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Minimum length of anxiety/worry to qualify as generalized anxiety disorder

6 months

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Min. length of symptoms needed to qualify as PTSD

1 month

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4 AEs of SSRIs/SNRIs

1. nausea
2. sleep disterbances
3. sexual dysfunction
4. headache

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Score on GAD-7 that indicates moderate GAD

10-14

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SSRI that is not as effective as others for treatment of panic disorder

citalopram

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TCA that has been shown to be effective in treating OCD (1st line)

clomipramine

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3 adverse effects of buspirone

1. Nausea
2. Dizziness
3. Headache

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Time to response in treatment of PTSD

8-12 weeks

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The 2 best studied TCAs in treatment of anxiety

1. Imipramine
2. Clomipramine

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Score on GAD-7 that indicated severe anxiety

>15

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Symptoms of GAD (need at least 3 to qualify for diagnosis)

1. restlessness
2. fatigue
3. sleep disturbances
4. irritability
5. muscle tension
6. difficulty concentrating

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3 preferred BZDs in active liver disease

1. Lorazepam
2. Oxazepam
3. Temazepam

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4 treatments that are NOT effective in treating panic disorder

1. propanolol
2. buspirone
3. antihistamines
4. antipsychotics

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Type of psychotherapy specific for SAD

exposure therapy

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Length of therapy for SAD

usually long-term

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3 treatments NOT effective in treating SAD

1. TCAs
2. buspirone monotherapy
3. atenolol

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Adjunctive therapy that has evidence in OCD patients that don't respond to SSRI (2nd line)

Mirtazapine

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Timing of max effect of buspirone

4-6 weeks

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Min length of therapy for GAD

12 months

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Min length of therapy for PTSD

at least 12 months after response

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Class of medications that can decrease perception of anxiety in performance-only SAD

Beta-blockers (propanolol or atenolol)

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Alpha-1 antagonist that may decrease nightmares and insomnia in PTSD

Prazosin

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The gold standard screening tool for GAD

Hamilton Anxiety Scale

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3 treatments that are not effective in treating PTSD

1. buspirone
2. bupropion
3. desipramine

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Time to see response for GAD

2-4 weeks to effect and 4-6 weeks to full effect

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Length of therapy for OCD

Min. 1-2 years, usually lifelong

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3 best options for treating anxiety in pregnancy

1. citalopram
2. fluoxetine
3. sertaline

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Time to response in treating OCD

10-12 weeks

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Length of therapy for panic disorder

12-24 months

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Length of medication trial that should be used for SAD

8-12 weeks

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Time to response in panic disorder

6-12 weeks and at least 2 weeks at current dose

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alpha-2 agonist that may be used to treat PTSD

Clonidine

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Score on GAD-7 that indicated mild GAD

5-9

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Min length of time after event for full diagnostic criteria to be met to qualify as PTSD with delayed expression

6 months after event