Treating Anxious Patients
The anxiety treatment map provides an overview of the treatment process for various kinds of anxiety and panic.
The map consists of six linked flow charts that connect common decisions and actions into a logical order for any patient you are likely to see. Each step in the process is linked to a section of text that explains your options and actions and indicates general ways you might carry them out. Blocks on the flow chart are numbered. Facing each flow chart is a descriptive page that includes links to each of the sections numbered on the flow chart.
The present section is about contributing your own experience and knowledge to the map. Please make general suggestions in the post that follows, and contributions to more specific issues in later sections.
Part of the evaluation of a person for post traumatic reaction is a judgment that the situation reacted-to was serious enough to cause the reaction.
Section 9 on the Anxiety map attempts to diagnose a patient’s trauma reaction by symptoms and the qualities of events that led to it.
• Click here to link to Section 9 and Map 1B, where the decision about post-traumatic stress is made.
Are the lists in parts a and b of this section clear enough? Should we elaborate, or should we leave the items in these lists relatively vague and open, for the clinician to fill in?