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1

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a response to threat/threatening events e.g. threats to identity/wellbeing, surgery, test results

 

2

In a patient, when could anxiety occur?

Likely to occur at various stages in illness e.g. diagnosis, awaiting test results, hospital discharge, illness progression

3

How does anxiety manifest?

Anxiety is shown as significant and possibly intense dread or uneasiness and may take the form of:

- Panic attacks

- Obssessive-compulsive behaviour

- Generalised anxiety 

4

What is depression?

Depression is a long-term response to loss, failure or helplessness e.g. health, identity, side effects, reaction to symptoms  

5

Identify 5 manifestations of depression

- Depressed/irritable mood

- Decreased interest/pleasure in activities

- Change in sleep (insomnia/hypersomnia)

- Significant change in weight/appetite

- Fatigue or loss of energy

6

What are the effects of co-morbid depression and why is this significant?

- Exacerbated distress associated with physical health problems 

- Adversely affect illness outcomes and increase risk of mortality

7

Identify and describe 3 barriers of recognising psychological problems in patients

- Symptoms may be inadvertently missed; attributed to illness or treatment

- Patients may not disclose symptoms; desire to avoid stigma, feeling judged or a burden, or seen as failing to cope

- HCPs may avoid asking; perceived to be out with their role/expertise, capacity/time constraints