Knowledge and attitudes of the general practitioner in South Normandy in the face of generalized anxiety disorder Volume 13, issue 6, Juin 2017

1 Médecin généraliste, 14 avenue Croix Guérin 14000 Caen
2 Professeur Associée retraitée, 222 avenue du Mont Gaillard 76620 Le Havre
* Tirés à part

The prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is 2.1% over one year and 6% on life. Yet it would only be diagnosed in half of the patients. Management must be early to reduce the social, economic, individual and family impact. Prolonged delay in treatment being an unfavorable marker of development. It is mainly the responsibility of the referring physician.

The objective of this study is to study the knowledge and practices of general practitioners in Basse-Normandie about generalized anxiety disorder and the obstacles encountered in the management of these patients.

The definition of GAD is partially known, anxiolytics are used first-line by 95% of them and antidepressants by 42%, antidepressants having a higher place in second intention. CBTs are recognized as effective but meet many restrictions.