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NUR157 - Anxiety Disorders (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Health care professionals will increase their understanding of anxiety disorders, their symptoms and how they are treated. Objectives: 1. Define anxiety; 2. Explain what causes anxiety disorders and how they are diagnosed; 3. Discuss anxiety disorders in general; 4. Describe the physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety disorders; 5. Describe the types of medications used to treat anxiety disorders; 6. Discuss cognitive and behavioral therapies; 7. Describe dietary and lifestyle changes that will help decrease anxiety. Continuing Education Credits: 2.5 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.5 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 2.5 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 2.5 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.