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Discussing increasing trends in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety in Belgium
Episode 11128th March 2023 • BJGP Interviews • The British Journal of General Practice
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In this episode, we talk to Dr Simon Beerten, who is a GP and a research fellow from the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at KU Leuven in Belgium. 

Title of paper: Trends in the registration of anxiety in Belgian primary care from 2000 to 2021: A registry-based study

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Figures on anxiety in general practice are scarce. This study shows increasing incidence and prevalence of physician-registered anxiety. Patients with anxiety had an increasing number of comorbidities over time. Treatment of anxiety in this setting seems very dependent on medication, particularly SSRIs and anxiolytics.