Top GP warns against quick-fix scripts for pandemic anxiety

The upswing in anxiolytics could be due to patients wanting a speedy way out of COVID-19 distress, says Melbourne GP Dr Caroline Johnson

The rise in anxiolytics prescribing during the pandemic may indicate patients are looking for a quick solution to their COVID-19-related distress, warns a leading GP.

Dr Caroline Johnson.

GP educator Dr Caroline Johnson was responding to a recent report that showed GPs prescribed up to 20% more anxiety