Anxiety Disorders

Current or recent use of benzodiazepines or related drugs may increase the risk of pneumonia, according to a study in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.


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Group cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) appears to be the best choice of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, according to a network meta-analysis of 11 different therapies.

Pratap R. Chokka

ORLANDO, Fla.—Patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) typically live with symptoms for more than 10 years before seeking treatment, Pratap R. Chokka, MD, FRCPC, told attendees at Psych Congress 2018.

Long-term use of benzodiazepines may increase the risk of death by suicide in patients with both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a study published online.

Talk therapy for anxiety disorders can be effective even when done via video-conference, a new study confirms. This finding could be especially helpful for patients in underserved and rural areas, researchers wrote.



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Harita Raja, MD, Catherine Roca, MD, Aimee Danielson, PhD
Tobore Onojighofia, MD, MPH, Brian Meshkin, BS, Dan Schwarz, MD, MROC, Bilikis Akindele, MD
Sam Vesuna, BS. Nimit Jain, BS. Ziwei Zhong, BS. Gerald Maguire, MD, DFAPA,



Stephen Sobel, MD, and Charles Raison, MD, talk about the important questions clinicians should ask patients to determine whether they have OCD, and how those questions set patients up for success in treatment.

Dr. Sobel helps clinicians avoid common mistakes in treatment of OCD and approach exposure response therapy within the normal office visit time.

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, talks about the advantages of using the GAD-7 screener and how it can work within the time constraints of a busy clinical practice.