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Case-Based Learning

Guideline debrief: social anxiety disorder

Module summary

This interactive, case-based learning module covers the GP-relevant sections of the May 2013 NICE guidance on social anxiety including recognition and assessment and how to manage those reluctant to be referred to IAPT services

Learning objectives

To improve your understanding of the NICE guidance on social anxiety, including:

  • the definition and prevalence of social anxiety
  • the identification of symptoms of social anxiety at different ages
  • strategies for engagement
  • management options for adults, focussing on those who are reluctant to be referred to IAPT
  • First, second and third-line pharmacotherapeutic options and what should not be used
  • When to refer
  • Challenges in indentifying the disorder in children

In this interactive module, you will learn as you work through real-life primary care patient scenarios. You will be assessed before starting the module and again at the end, to gauge how your knowledge has improved.

You don't have to complete the whole module in one sitting. You can break off at any point mid-module and pick up again where you left off by pressing the Resume Module button alongside the module title in your Pulse Learning CPD log.

Author

Dr Caroline Dollery is a GP in Danbury, Essex and is clinical director of the Regional Strategic Clinical Network for the East of England for mental health. She is also on the steering group for the National Commissioning Mental Health Network run by NHS Clinical Commissioners and contributes to the Joint Commissioning Panel for mental health.

Date module published
26/07/2013
Module due for review
26/07/2015
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
2 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
4 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Great! Especially picking out social anxiety disorder in contrast to anxiety due to other causes, such as generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression, PTSD and OCD, and how to pick it up
Philip Tomlinson
14.06.2017.
Ok
Mike Brennan
10.06.2017.
a little long winded covering same topic repeatedly
Alexander Mcfarlane
13.05.2017.
Clear review of the guidelines with some good case examples.
Naomi Evans
19.04.2017.
Lots and lots of follow ups, weekly for some - not sure how this is possible with GP pressures. Informative
Jeanette Clayton
19.04.2017.