Sep 25, 2017
This episode covers Chapter 102
of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine (9th Ed.), Anxiety
- Patients who present with predominant symptoms
of anxiety may be suffering from medical disorders (think cardiac,
resp, endocrine, neurologic), medication effects, or substance
abuse or withdrawal.
- Anxiety may accompany the onset of serious
medical disease, cause significant metabolic demands, and stress a
marginally compensated organ system.
- Anxiety caused by physical illness is usually
suggested by the patient’s physical findings but may require
testing to further delineate the cause.
intravenous, or intramuscular medication may be necessary for
patients who are a significant threat to themselves or others and
for anxious patients with significant medical illness.
- Limited benzodiazepine therapy may be helpful
for select patients. SSRI’s are the go-to long term
- List 5 predictors of anxiety caused by an underlying medical
- List 10 organic diseases that may present with anxiety
- Name 10 characteristics of a panic attack (box)
- List characteristics of post-traumatic stress disorder
- Define the following:
- Panic attack
- List ED management goals for patients with anxiety
- List 6 non-pharmacologic therapies for anxiety