Generalized Anxiety Disorder


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31 Dec 2025

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1 Jan 2023

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60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Generalized anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that produces fear, worry, and a constant feeling of being overwhelmed. It is characterized by excessive, persistent, and unrealistic worry about everyday things. This activity illustrates the evaluation and management of generalized anxiety disorder and explains the interprofessional team's role in managing patients with this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Summarize the etiology of generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Describe the use of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item Questionnaire in the evaluation of generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Identify the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy in the management of patients with a generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Outline the importance of collaboration and communication among the interprofessional team to enhance care delivery for patients affected by a generalized anxiety disorder.


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