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
Available at: https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2022.0196
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.