LVN: Anxiety Disorders

Course Information

Anxiety Disorder includes panic disorder and panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety and specific phobias (Anxiety and Depression Association of America).   These disorders involve extreme fear or worry.  Learn about symptoms,  causes and treatments.

This course has been approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing for 2 contact hours.

Objectives

  1. Identify at least four types of anxitey disorders
  2. Explain the etiology of anxiety disorders
  3. Describe methods to help patients manage their anxiety

Course Instructor

 Maryrose Espil, RN, MSN has more than 25 years experience in the health care field. She started training as a nursing assistant as a teen and has worked as a CNA, Certified Home Health Aide, Licensed Vocational Nurse and Registered Nurse in various health care settings. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Excelsior College in 2012. She enjoys teaching and developing curriculum while working as a registered nurse in direct patient care. There are no relevant financial relationships with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

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