- Advise the person and family or caregivers to watch for suicidal ideation, especially if anxiety is comorbid with depression
- Advise the person and family or caregivers to watch for signs of addiction, particularly during initiation of treatment or times of increased stress.
- Consider providing information about family support groups.
- In cases where anxiety is comorbid with moderate or severe learning difficulties, consider referring the person to a specialist.
- Provide information about the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
Self-help or support groups
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook. (2005), by Edmund J. Bourne
Anxiety B.C. Self-Help – Managing Anxiety
Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario
B.C. Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. (2003). Anxiety Disorder Toolkit: Information and Resources for Effective Self-Management of Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
Positive Coping with Health Conditions, A Self-Care Workbook. (2009), by Dan Bilsker, Joti Samra and Elliot Goldner