For this Discussion, view the media case studies titled Anxiety Disorder Case Study: Willy about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Anxiety Disorder Case Study: June about Panic Disorder With Agoraphobia. Consider the uses and benefits of anxiolytic medications in the treatment of panic disorders, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety. Also, consider the general challenges in assessment, differential diagnosis, and use of psychopharmacological treatment for these conditions. In terms of addiction potential, recall how benzodiazepines mimic the effects of alcohol and other central nervous system depressants. Finally, consider the role of the counselor in terms of communication, including permission to contact a psychiatrist or physician or protecting the client from self-harm.
Post the challenges of treating the anxiety disorder of the client you selected. Then describe at least three potential anxiolytic medications that may be effective in treating this client and explain the potential addiction risk of each. Explain how this information might influence a counselor’s approach to counseling this client. Finally, explain the role of the counselor in communicating concerns to other health care professionals.
Link for case studies: https://class.waldenu.edu/webapps/blackboard/conte…
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Suggested headings for the assignment
Influencing the Counselor