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Generalised anxiety disorder: clinical review

Content developed by MIMS Learning


This resource provides an overview of the diagnosis and management of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying organic causes such as hyperthyroidism or hypoglycaemia, co-morbidities, environmental triggers and remission rates.


After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Recognise the risk factors and symptoms of GAD
  • Describe the investigations required in GAD
  • Understand the role of SSRIs and CBT in the management of GAD


Dr Reshad Malik, Core trainee in psychiatry and Dr Muffazal Rawala, Consultant psychiatrist, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, London

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.