Anxiety – Clinical Guidelines
For Health Care Professionals
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For Older Adults & Care Partners
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Canadian Guidelines for the Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety in Older Adults
Until now, there were no existing guidelines for anxiety in older adults to help support health care providers with assessment and treatment. Older adults also needed access to evidence-based mental health information to help them prevent or manage mental health symptoms and thrive.
The CCSMH engaged with older adults and care partners, health care providers, and community organizations across Canada to deliver these clinical guidelines and tools that will address the stigma around aging and mental health, empower older adults to take steps to support mental health and well-being, and establish best practices for anxiety in older Canadians.
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Key takeaways from the guidelines
Find important information about key recommendations presented in the clinical guidelines for anxiety in older adults. Print this infosheet for your office and share it with your colleagues.
Listen to the podcast interview with Dr. Andrea Iaboni
Listen to Dr. Andrea Iaboni, clinical lead of the guidelines, on the recent podcast interview with Anxiety Canada where she discusses the challenges older adults face in seeking mental health support, including the need for specialized treatment tailored to their unique circumstances. Dr. Iaboni underscores the significance of CCSMH’s clinical guidelines, which aim to bridge gaps in understanding and treatment for health care providers, older adults and care partners.
Watch the webinar presented by Dr. Andrea Iaboni
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