Thursday, January 30, 2014

Exam DSM: Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders make up a huge part of what social workers see in clinical settings (and out of them, for that matter). It's a good bet that you'll see questions covering anxiety disorders on the social work licensing exam. Remember, you don't need to know every detail about each anxiety disorder--especially the more obscure details. But why not enter the exam (and work...and life) armed with a basic knowledge of how they're categorized, diagnosed, and treated. Sounds more complicated than it is. For example: category: OCD, dx: symptoms (obsessions, compulsions), tx: CBT, exposure, etc.  Here are some places on the web to do some anxiety brushing up:

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