Senior Fear: Exploring Different Types of Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults
Everybody has anxiety. Anxiety is a normal human response to perceived danger. But if a senior is experiencing anxiety when there is no real threat, there may be an anxiety disorder diagnosis that requires treatment. This interactive seminar will discuss the different types of anxiety disorders including that impact older adults including, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms causes and treatment options will be covered extensively.
This content is suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels.
Stephanie Goldstein, BSW, LBSW, has been in healthcare for more than 15 years. Her experience includes both working directly with patients and as a manager in mental health and long term care. She is passionate about educating patients and families on options while promoting self-determination for those with complex physical, cognitive or mental health diagnoses. A frequent guest lecturer for Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program, she also loves teaching professionals about best practices in working with older generations.