Anxiety Disorders
Current Care Summary |  Published: 2018-12-18  
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, the Finnish Psychiatric Association and the Finnish Association of Adolescent Psychiatry
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Anxiety Disorders

Current Care Summary
18.12.2018
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, the Finnish Psychiatric Association and the Finnish Association of Adolescent Psychiatry

Current Care recommendation in Finnish «Ahdistuneisuushäiriöt»1

The Current Care Guideline on Anxiety Disorders assesses the diagnostics, psychosocial and pharmacological treatment and rehabilitation of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, GAD, Panic Disorder, PD, with or without Agoraphobia, and Social Anxiety Disorder, SAD. The symptoms of anxiety are common, as is psychiatric and somatic comorbidity, and the majority of the patients are cared for in the primary care. Severe symptoms of anxiety are assessed with psychiatric consultations or in psychiatric care. Psychotherapy and antidepressants are first-line treatments to these anxiety disorders. Evidence on the benefits of exercise as treatment is limited.

Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, the Finnish Psychiatric Association and the Finnish Association of Adolescent Psychiatry

Hannu Koponen (Chair)

Tanja Laukkala

Jarmo Lappalainen

Venla Lehti

Esa Leinonen

Sari Lindeman

Mauri Marttunen

Solja Niemelä

Maija Purhonen

Kimmo Räsänen

Minna Valkonen-Korhonen

Merja Viikki

Current Care Guidelines are independent, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. These national guidelines cover important issues related to Finnish health, medical treatment as well as prevention of diseases. Learn more