Shared Decision Making in Generalised Anxiety Disorder – A Practical Approach
In this edition of Anxiety Series, Dr. Sanil Rege, Consultant Psychiatrist, reviews the principles and process of Shared Decision Making (SDM) in patients with Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
We will discuss:
- Why SDM matters and the potential benefits of SDM
- The four key steps in the SDM process include Team Talk, Option Talk, Decision Talk, and Decision
- Eliciting and understanding factors that are important to the patient’s decision-
- Option Talk in relation to the selection of medication for generalised anxiety disorder
We present a case study on the application of SDM in a patient with anxiety disorder who has not responded adequately to cognitive behaviour therapy.