Treatment of anxiety in elderly housebound patients

DAY, Patricia (2018). Treatment of anxiety in elderly housebound patients. Journal of Community Nursing, 32 (2), 52-55.

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Anxiety disorders are common amongst elderly housebound clients and are undertreated with detrimental effects to this population. Effective treatment for anxiety includes access to a talking therapy. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for anxiety is proven to be successful and has a low r elapse rate. Elderly housebound clients have poor access to talking therapies which compounds existing health inequalities. District and community nurses could be instrumental in enabling elderly housebound clients to have access to CBT approaches for the treatment of anxiety at an early stage, which could gr eatly improve outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Page Range: 52-55
Depositing User: Carmel House
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 10:15
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 11:50

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