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Clinical review: anxiety disorders

Clinical review: anxiety disorders

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


February 28, 2018


February 28, 2018

Programme Description

This activity, updated in 2017 by Dr Nilushi Ratnayaka and Professor Femi Oyebode, covers how to diagnose anxiety disorders, including recognising the different categories of anxiety disorder and how to manage them. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the role of life events and genetics, comorbidities and differential diagnoses.

Educational Objectives

After taking this exam healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Differentiate types of anxiety
  • Diagnose anxiety disorder based on clinical features and appropriate investigations
  • Manage the different categories of anxiety disorders
  • Explain the likely prognosis to patients
  • Authors

    Original article by:
    Professor Femi Oyebode
    Consultant Psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatry

    Dr Abhinav Rastogi
    ST5 Psychiatry
    Barberry National Centre for Mental Health

    Article updated in 2017 by:
    Dr Nilushi Ratnayaka
    ST5 Psychiatry

    Professor Femi Oyebode
    Professor of Psychiatry
    The Barberry National Centre for Mental Health

    Test author
    MIMS Learning editor


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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