10 useful pointers for treating anxiety

Treatment of anxiety should be similar to the treatment of blood pressure, say US experts, in that anxiety should be measured … regularly.

Simply asking your patient how they are feeling is not enough, they say.

Getting them to complete short self-report measures at each visit is the best way to track severity and treatment response, say Dr Murray Stein, a professor of psychiatry and family medicine at the University of California, and Dr Michelle Craske, who serves on the DSM-IV anxiety disorders workgroup sub-committee, in the latest edition of the Journal of the American Medical