Summary Writer: Antonia Clarke
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Julian Nasti
James talks to Julian Nasti about anxiety disorders.
Dr Julian Nasti is an Advanced Trainee in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry currently based at Canterbury Hospital where the main focus of his clinical work is perinatal mental health.
With Dr Julian Nasti, Advanced Trainee in Psychiatry at Canterbury Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Anxiety symptoms are on a spectrum of normality. It is important to exclude underlying causes that may present with anxiety as a symptom. Treatment modalities for anxiety include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and pharmacotherapy.
Case 1 – A middle-aged man with recurrent presentations to ED with chest pain that has been extensively investigated without a cause found presents again very concerned about his chest pain and shortness of breath. He agrees that he is anxious but does not see his physical symptoms to be related to his anxiety.
If you enjoyed listening to this week’s podcast feel free to let us know what you think by posting your comments or suggestions in the comments box below.
If you want to listen to this episode while not connected to WiFi or the internet, you can download it. To find out more go to Apple support (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201859)