The revised version of the practice guideline 'Anxiety disorders' from the Dutch College of General Practitioners largely agrees with the Dutch interdisciplinary guidelines. It was agreed that the interdisciplinary guidelines would function as the standard and the professional guidelines would be derived from these. Differences concern the need to distinguish anxiety disorders as distinct conditions, the need to question about psychiatric disorders in the family, the status of tricyclic anti-depressants (TCAs) and selective serontonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the medicinal possibilities, and the possibility of an one-off consultation with a psychologist or psychiatrist.
|Translated title of the contribution||The practice guideline 'Anxiety disorders' (first revision) from the Dutch College of General Practitioners; a response from the perspective of psychiatry|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde|
|Publication status||Published - 28 May 2005|