Patients often present to the primary care physician with anxiety disorders; however, the diagnosis is often overlooked. Pharmacotherapy improves the core symptoms and quality of life in patients with these disorders; SSRIs have been shown to be effective for this indication. Longer treatment with SSRIs is associated with a better outcome, because there is continual improvement in symptomatology over time-early drug withdrawal is associated with relapse. Cognitive therapy can be a useful adjunct.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Advanced Studies in Medicine|
|Issue number||8 D|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2003|
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