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Transcript of Anxiety
Patient Profile - Courtney
Provide patient with information about anxiety
Counsel patient on their management options or possible medication usage
May be first point of reference for the patient to receive advice
May recommend patient to speak to a GP about their Increased levels of stress and anxiety
First point of reference for the patient is to see the GP
Conduct Diagnostic evaluation by assessing symptoms and determining cause
Advise Patient to see Mental Health Expert
Headspace – National Youth Mental Health Foundation
Other support services
Anxiety Treatment Australia
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aging in 2006.
For 12-22 year old needing health advice.
50% of young people who experience severe mental health problems do not receive help.
Aimed towards any issues and not just specifically anxiety.
Since 1991, Kids Helpline has answered more than 6 million telephone calls and online contacts.
Independent organisation that aims to increase social awareness and understanding of mental health issues.
Five main 'key results'
Discussion forums, personal stories and resources
Business based in Melbourne.
Catherine Madigan: Clinical Psychologist Offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & B.A. (Hons.), M.A. (Clinical Psychology), M.A.P.S.
Provides numbers of therapists across Australia.
Wide variety of easily do-able treatments.
Psychiatrist Vs Psychologist
Expert in Human Behavior
Some are specialists in Anxiety
Aim - Improve patients ability to cope with day to day life
Use psychotherapy to reduce symptoms and manage anxiety
Medical practitioners specialising in psychology and mental illness
Treat symptoms of anxiety using medication
Also able to use psychotherapy techniques
Aim is to treat symptoms of anxiety
Healthcare professionals involved in the management of Anxiety
Anxiety is more than just feeling worried or stressed. Anxiety is when these feelings are ongoing and exists without any particular reason or cause.
It is a serious condition that makes it hard for a person to cope with daily life as they are hard to control.
Types of anxiety
GAD (generalized anxiety disorder)
OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
How old is she? 18
Diagnosed just over a year ago
Triggers - Photos , Music, Social situations
Breathing and relaxation exercises
Family, Friends, Psychologist