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[Eight questions and answers about anxiety in the elderly in family practice ]

CSATLÓS Dalma1, VAJDA Dóra2, MOHOS András3, GONDA Xénia4

JANUARY 20, 2019

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2019;29(01-02)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.29.004

[Anxiety is one of the most common psychological disorders in the elderly. Physical illnesses contribute to its development, but the opposite is also true: anxiety adversely affects the prognosis of many somatic illnesses, thus significantly enhancing morbidity and mortality. Therefore, the recognition and adequate treatment of anxiety disorders in the elderly are especially important in family practice, too. With the increase of life expectancy, the problems and illnesses of the elderly receive more and more attention in medical practice and anxiety cannot be ignored either, because the early detection of its symptoms improves the quality of life and reduces the chance of bad prognosis. ]

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  1. Semmelweis Egyetem, ÁOK, Családorvosi Tanszék
  2. Semmelweis Egyetem, ÁOK, Klinikai Pszichológia Tanszék
  3. Szegedi Tudományegyetem, ÁOK, Családorvosi Intézet és Rendelő
  4. Semmelweis Egyetem, ÁOK, Pszichiátriai és Pszichoterápiás Klinika

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