Anxiety – for Health Care Professionals
Discover the first guidelines on anxiety in older adults.
For Older Adults & Care Partners
Explore ways to support mental health and well-being for yourself and loved ones.
Canadian health care providers now have access to clinical tools and resources they need to better support older adults at risk of or living with anxiety.
Discover Our Resources
Additional resources will be available soon!
Read the Guidelines
Canadian Guidelines for the the Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety in Older Adults
These guidelines provide health care professionals, older adults and care partners with evidence-based best practices for the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety.
Stay tuned: Online orders for paper copies of the guidelines will be available soon. Fees may apply.
Learn more about pharmaceutical interventions
Extracted from the guidelines, the Medication Guideline Summary showcases the recommendations of pharmaceutical interventions for anxiety in older adults.
Learn more about the assessment an diagnostic
Extracted from the guidelines, the Diagnostic Algorithm is a helpful at-a-glance information sheet about the process of evaluating, assessing and treating anxiety in older adults.
Recommendations from the clinical guidelines: key takeaways
Want to know more about key recommendations from the clinical guidelines? Print this infosheet for an at-a-glance reminder in your office and share it with your colleagues.
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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.
Download the anxiety risk factors poster
View the poster Identifying Risk Factors for Anxiety in Older Adults presented at the 2023 Canadian Association of Gerontology conference in Toronto, Ontario.
Watch the Late Life Anxiety Disorders webinar
presented by Dr. Andrea Iaboni.
Dr. Iaboni is a geriatric psychiatrist and clinical researcher based at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network. She completed a doctorate in Molecular Immunology followed by post-doctoral research in Sleep Medicine and a research fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry.