Module introduction

Learning outcomes


By the end of the module, we hope that you will have gained:


  • a knowledge of the prevalence rates of anxiety disorders


  • an overview of the latest treatments of anxiety disorders


  • an awareness of the existing guidelines regarding the use of various drugs, especially benzodiazepines and some antidepressants


  • an appreciation of the controversies surrounding the pharmacotherapy of anxiety disorders.



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