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Akiko Mizuno, PhD, and Carmen Andreescu, MD, analyze anxiety disorders, particularly among older adults, because of its high prevalence and its pronounced impact on health conditions. The doctors explain that despite severe health implications, late-life anxiety is underdiagnosed and undertreated in clinical practice, and the neural mechanisms underlying anxiety are understudied.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the prevalence of late-life anxiety and worry
  • Describe the association between late-life anxiety and dementia
  • Recall the benefits and risks of different treatment modalities for late-life anxiety


Dr. Mizuno and Dr. Andreescu have financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant Support: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 

All presenters' disclosures of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Release Date: 11/27/2019 | Last Modified On: 11/27/2019 | Expires: 11/27/2020


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