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Anxiety: When to refer to a specialist

  • Following an attempt to treat the patient or earlier if the patient is significantly impaired
  • With anxious children or adolescents who are too fearful to attend school or to socialize
  • With adults who cannot get to work or maintain their usual activities of daily living (e.g., child care, shopping, hygiene)
  • In the presence of multiple comorbid mental disorders (e.g., depression, substance use, suicidality)

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