403-20: Fact or Fiction: Psychopharmacology of Anxiety Disorders

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403-20: Fact or Fiction: Psychopharmacology of Anxiety Disorders

Review and summarize new data regarding psychopharmacology for anxiety disorders from childhood and adolescence to older adults. Focus on comparative efficacy and tolerability of treatments and on strategies for managing common side effects and common clinical challenges of treating anxiety disorders.


Presenter:
  Jeffrey Strawn, MD, FAACAP

Disclosures:  The presenter has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with CMEology, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Neuroscience Educational Institute, Up-to-Date, royalties from Springer Publishing, research support from the NIH, Neuronetics, Allergan, Otsuka, and Myriad Genetics. The activity planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  1 hour 19 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence for benzodiazepines in adults with treatment-resistant anxiety disorders, and list the clinical, pharmacologic and demographic factors that may contribute to difficulty discontinuing benzodiazepines.

Keywords:  Anxiety, Pharmacology 


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
1.25 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


The contact hours for this session expire:  June 30, 2022


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