PsychEd Episode 6: Diagnosing Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Dr. Jared Peck

Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. This episode covers the diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder with Dr. Jared Peck, a Staff Psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

In this episode, Jordan Bawks (PGY2 resident) and Bruce Fage (PGY4 resident) sit down with Dr. Peck to help them understand the clinical construct of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). In addition to understanding how to make the diagnosis they also cover the epidemiology natural course, differential diagnosis and routine investigations for GAD.   

By the end of this episode, the listener will be able to…

  1. Recognize the clinical features of GAD using DSM-5 diagnostic criteria
  2. Appreciate the differential diagnosis and how to conduct assessments to help clinical judgement

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