Evidence Based Practice Evaluation : Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Evidence-Based Practice Evaluation
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a condition that affects millions of people from different cultures, genders and ages. It makes everyday life more difficult by bogging the individual with worry and fear, even if there is nothing to worry or fear. It is sometimes difficult to differentiate between normal anxiety and GAD, which is why it is vital for social workers to identify the symptoms accurately and apply the appropriate treatments. The proper treatment method is dependent on the severity, environment, and factors that contribute to perpetuating the condition.
In most cases, GAD is treated with either psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of the two. Anti-anxiety and antidepressants are the two main types of medication that are usually prescribed to treat GAD. Administering medication can coincide with different side effects; psychotherapy is considered the first and most preferable method of treatment. Teaching the client different methods of changing their mindset will in turn help to adjust their behavior help them to alleviate anxiousness. The best way to accomplish this is through Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Review of Literature: Theory
The chosen treatment method for the client, Brianna Gainey, who was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, is Cognitive Behavioral and Person Centered therapy. The theory for this intervention is a Person Centered Approach. Person Centered Theory is an…

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