More Than Stressed Out: Addressing Panic and Anxiety


While most people experience occasional anxiety, those with severe, persistent anxiety and panic—often causing functional impairment—are too often overlooked. When we recognize and treat conditions related to anxiety and panic, other chronic conditions may improve, leading to overall wellness. Join this session for an expert perspective on what anxiety and panic look like, and learn how to help set your patients on a steady path forward.  


Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:   

  1. Describe the patient’s perspective of the experience of panic and anxiety.  
  2. Use effective communication skills to destigmatize anxiety symptoms.  
  3. Discuss strategies for pharmacists to screen for anxiety and panic. 
  4. Demonstrate how pharmacists can engage in an effective conversation with patients who experience anxiety and panic. 
  5. Differentiate drug and nondrug treatment options for anxiety based on effectiveness, tolerability, safety, and convenience. 
  6. Given a patient with anxiety, co-occurring diagnoses, and medications, formulate an appropriate treatment plan aimed at recovery.
Julie Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences
University of Southern California
Lisa Goldstone, MS, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Associate Director of Residency Programs
University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Community-Based Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Monday, March 23
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Gaylord National - National Harbor 12-13
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-20-052-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.15
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