Anxiety disorders have been shown to be independently associated with several physical conditions. Results from a large study, the German Health Survey, revealed that after adjusting for socio-demographic factors and other common behavioral conditions, the presence of an anxiety disorder was significantly associated with thyroid disease, respiratory disease, gastrointestinal disease, arthritis, migraine headaches, and allergic conditions. This co-morbidity also was shown to be significantly associated with poor quality of life and disability.
Could your patients be suffering from anxiety? Here are some tools below that can help.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder Clinical Practice Guideline
- Screening Tool: GAD 7
For Providers' Use with Members
- Anxiety Disorders and How to Cope
- Coping With Chronic Illness and Anxiety
- Extreme Worry: Learning to Cope
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Lifestyle Changes Can Help Ease Anxiety
- Medications to Manage Anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Plan Ahead: Helping Your Loved Ones Help You
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)