Management of anxiety in late life.

  title={Management of anxiety in late life.},
  author={A J Flint},
  journal={Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology},
  volume={11 4},
  • A J Flint
  • Published 1998 in Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology
Epidemiologic data are used as a framework to discuss the pharmacologic and cognitive-behavioral management of anxiety disorders in late life. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and phobias account for most cases of anxiety in late life. The high level of comorbidity between GAD and major depression, and the observation that the anxiety usually arises secondarily to the depression, suggests that antidepressant medication should be the primary pharmacologic treatment for many older people with… CONTINUE READING