Anxiety Disorder Treatment Plan Essay
Kristen will keep a diary of her thoughts around the event, describing her worst fears, and then recognizing the possibility of those events, and writing out a coping plan.
Celexa (generic name Citalopram) is a SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) is a newer medication that inhibits the body from cannibalizing the serotonin found in the brain. Serotonin is needed for feeling of general well-being, and when a person suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, they have a depletion of this biochemical. Potential side effects include: nausea, sweating, anxiety, insomnia, headache, and sexual dysfunction (Preston, J.D., O 'Neal, J., and Talaga, M.C., 2013).
Xanax (generic name alprazolam), is in the benzodiazepines class of drugs. Side effects may include: drowsiness, slurred speech, and memory problems. Xanax also has a high rate of development of addiction to the medication (Preston, 2013).
In the treatment of Kristen, the most effective plan would be to develop measurable treatment goals. Progress toward these goals should be tracked using a variety of homework tools. Kristen’s treatment may include the use of medication, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. These may be used in conjunction with one another, or separately. If the side effects of the medication are intolerable for Kristen, then her next best treatment would be the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.…