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Sunday, September 17 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
The Clinical Significance of Anxiety Disorders and the DSM-5 Anxious Distress Specifier in Depressed Patients

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The high frequency of anxiety disorders in patients with depression makes their recognition and treatment clinically important. Evidence suggests that anxiety disorders are underdiagnosed in patients with depression, despite being associated with increased psychosocial morbidity and possibly with differential treatment response. It is important for clinicians to be aware of which treatment approaches have been found to be as effective for depressed patients with and without comorbid anxiety, and which treatments have been found to be more effective than others. It is also important for clinicians to become familiar with the DSM-5 anxious distress specifier, as this may be a simpler approach toward assessing anxiety in patients with depression than the assessment of comorbid anxiety disorders.

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Mark Zimmerman, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School; Director of Outpatient Psychiatry and Partial Hospital Program, Rhode Island Hospital | | Mark Zimmerman, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and Director of the Partial Hospital Program and Outpatient Division at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Zimmerman received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, and his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. He completed his postgraduate training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and held an academic appointment as assistant professor at the same time he was a resident in psychiatry. | Dr. Zimmerman is the principal investigator of the Rhode Island Methods to Improve Diagnostic Assessment and Services (MIDAS) project. The goal of the MIDAS project has been to integrate research methodology into routine clinical practice in order to improve clinical practice. The MIDAS project is the largest clinical epidemiological study using standardized measures that has been conducted in clinical... Read More →

Sunday September 17, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hall E-3 The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130