Anxiety Resource Guides
These resource guides are designed to assist busy primary care practitioners (PCCs) in accessing practical, evidence-based tools to help them successfully screen for and treat anxiety in adults and children/adolescents.
Adult Anxiety Resource Guide
The adult resource guide includes algorithms to aid in the initial assessment and corresponding treatment approach of adult generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and panic disorder, screening tools, a medication guide, and billing and coding guidance. In addition, the resource guide highlights anxiety-depression comorbidity prevalence, and gives suggestions for anxiety-driven referral language and grounding (breathing) techniques that can be performed by both the patient or the practitioner.
Child/Adolescent Anxiety Resource Guide
The child/adolescent resource guide includes an algorithm to aid in the initial assessment and corresponding treatment approach (of child/adolescent anxiety), screening tools, a psychopharmacology guide, and billing and coding guidance. In addition, the resource guide provides an overview of “common” anxiety-related disorders (descriptions and coding), cluster symptomology, potential co-occurring/mimicking conditions, pediatric plan of care (including referral and co-management with a mental health specialist), and on the transitioning of patients from the pediatric to the adult setting. Information related to trauma and stressor-related exposure/response is highlighted throughout its contents, where applicable.
If you have any questions, or would like assistance in connecting with your local CCNC network and its resources, please contact a member of the Behavioral Health Team.