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Look to Additional Signs, Symptoms with Anxiety Dx

Question: A 74-year-old resident is complaining to aides that she is experiencing difficulty sleeping, nervousness, gastrointestinal (GI) problems, rapid breathing, mild depression, and heart palpitations. A physician administered a Patient Health Questionnaire for Depression and Anxiety (PHQ-9) and a Generalized Anxiety Disorder Test (GAD-7) to determine the resident’s condition. After scoring the test, the physician documented a diagnosis of anxiety with [...]

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