Pharmacology and prescribing in anxiety

Robertson, DAF 2018, 'Pharmacology and prescribing in anxiety' , Nurse Prescribing, 16 (11) , pp. 497-499.

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Abstract

In this article in the series of ‘bite sized’ pharmacology, we will look at the pharmacological actions of drugs used in the management of anxiety disorders. This article will outline the categories of anxiety disorder and pharmacological interventions required in these disorders with reference to current guidelines and formulary. It will illustrate the common therapeutic interventions in patients with general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.

It will then go on to examine the main types of drug used and their pharmacodynamic actions. The management will be considered within the NICE guidance and evidence base. Exercises will be provided to help you apply this knowledge to your prescribing practice.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Nurse Prescribing
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
ISSN: 1479-9189
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Depositing User: DAF Robertson
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 10:16
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 08:00
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/49031

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