Aab guidelines overview_06a

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Mental Disorders makeup 5 of the 10 leading causes of disability world wide – Anxiety being one of the major shareholders
Likely increase approximately 50% by 2020
Most of the conditions respond well to treatment –right approach is vital.More than 90% of the patients turn up in General practitioners’ clinic initially.Socio-economic situation / social taboos resulting in avoidance to seek medical advice.Recent Earthquake disaster in Japan is likely to increase the number by thousands

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Aab guidelines overview_06a

  1. 1. An Overview By
  2. 2. Anxiety disorders
  3. 3. Anxiety Awareness Board – Why ? <ul><li>Mental Disorders makeup 5 of the 10 leading causes of disability world wide – Anxiety being one of the major shareholders </li></ul><ul><li>Likely increase approximately 50% by 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the conditions respond well to treatment –right approach is vital </li></ul><ul><li>More than 90% of the patients turn up in General practitioners’ clinic initially </li></ul><ul><li>Socio-economic situation / social taboos resulting in avoidance to seek medical advice </li></ul><ul><li>Recent Earthquake disaster in Pakistan is likely to increase the number by thousands </li></ul>
  4. 4. Anxiety Awareness Board – When ?
  5. 5. Anxiety Awareness Board – the logo ? AABP The Drop and ripples represent the concept of “ increasing awareness”
  6. 6. AAB Guidelines – Aims <ul><li>Increase awareness regarding anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize anxiety as a treatable disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Diffuse the influence of social taboos in order to make the patients seek medical advice </li></ul><ul><li>Provide easy approaches in both psychotherapeutic and pharmacological areas to General Practitioners since most of the patients turn up in their clinics </li></ul>
  7. 7. Red Color depicts the alarming situation of the anxiety disorders in the country Green Color represents the National Color December 2005 Anxiety Management Guidelines – the Concept White color represents relief from Anxiety
  8. 8. Anxiety Awareness Board – Core Members
  9. 9. Anxiety Awareness Board – Members
  10. 11. AAB Guidelines Highlights
  11. 12. AAB Guidelines Contents - highlights
  12. 13. AAB Guidelines – Section I (Diagnosis) Anxiety Disorders <ul><li>Generalized Anxiety Disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Panic Disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Social Phobias </li></ul><ul><li>Obsessive Compulsive Disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Post Traumatic Stress Disorder </li></ul>
  13. 14. AAB Guidelines – Section II Anxiety Disorders with co-morbidities <ul><li>Psychiatric Disorders such as depression or Bipolar disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Physical disorders such as hypertension, IHD, CVAs, Diabetes, gastritis </li></ul><ul><li>Drug induced </li></ul><ul><li>AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Cancers </li></ul>In association with…
  14. 15. AAB Guidelines – Section III Non- Pharmacological Options for Anxiety Management <ul><li>Communication Skills (patient-doctor relationship) </li></ul><ul><li>Advice on lifestyle changes </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Religious therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Other techniques such as sports and meditation </li></ul>
  15. 16. Pharmacological Options <ul><li>Benzodiazepines </li></ul><ul><li>Selective Serotinin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) </li></ul><ul><li>Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) </li></ul><ul><li>Serotinin Noradrenaline Selective Serotinin Reuptake Inhibitor (SNRIs) </li></ul><ul><li>Noradrenaline Selective Serotinin Agonist (NaSSA) </li></ul><ul><li>Beta-Blockers </li></ul>AAB Guidelines – Section IV Long-acting Benzodiazepines Being the Recommended Choice
  16. 17. Please do not let them become patients… Lets fight Anxiety together

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