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The patient who is anxious

Anxiety symptoms are extremely common and generally can be managed in the primary care setting. A major task for the primary care provider is to determine whether the patient's symptoms stem from a reaction to a distressing situation, indicate an anxiety disorder or another emotional disorder, or arise from a medical condition. Clinicians can provide psychoeducation and treatment, including brief psychotherapy such as cognitive-behavioural therapy. Medication and referral may also be required.

Psychiatry in primary care toolkit

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