Describe the neurobiological of general anxiety disorder
1- Describe the neurobiological of general anxiety disorder. Include genetics,
neurotransmitters, neuroanatomical changes, current theories of the cause of the disease, and cultural factors if it’s involved.)
2- what is the neurochemistry action of escitalopram, (SSRI, first line of treatment for generalized anxiety disorder), side effects to monitor, expected benefits for the patient, and contraindications.
3- Describe the benefit of behavior therapy in the treatment of general anxiety disorder.
4- Why did you need to check this patient with general anxiety urine toxicology and thyroid function test?
5- do you think that benzodiazepine-like clonazepam (Klonopin) 0.25 mg PO daily, can help the patient’s symptoms of anxiety?
why or why you will not use benzodiazepines in this 23-year-old patient? what criteria do you use to make this decision?