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Anxiety 

Anxiety

Chapter:
Anxiety
Author(s):

Maria Gatto

, Patricia Thomas

, and Ann Berger

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190204747.003.0031
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date: 26 March 2017

Anxiety is an inherent aspect of human existence. . Anxiety and chronic diseases are interchangeable in there causal relationship; exacerbating symptoms of depression, and depressive disorders can lead to chronic diseasesAnxiety is specifically identified in the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines. Domain 3 under Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects of Care. The interdisciplinary team assesses and addresses psychological and psychiatric aspects of care based on the best available evidence to maximize patient and family coping and quality of life. The APRN must identify and understand etiologies for anxiety across populations and disease states. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies can be implemented to improve quality of life.

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