May 3, 2019
Today’s question is: How to approach a case of generalized
Here is a summary of this episode:
- GAD is a disorder of chronic, excessive worrying. Ensure you
have the correct diagnosis according to DSM-5.
- For patients with bipolar depression, do not use an
antidepressant. Instead, you may use hydroxyzine, pregabalin, or
- The first-line treatments are SSRIs. Escitalopram and
paroxetine are FDA-approved. Sertraline is also recommended as a
possible first-line agent.