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Pharmacotherapy of Severe Anxiety Disorders


This course was held on January 24, 2024


Omar Canosa, MD, Medical Director


Pharmacotherapy of Severe Anxiety Disorders

This presentation will focus on severe, complex and/or treatment-resistant anxiety disorders.
Anxiety disorders are a significant global health concern, trailing only depressive disorders in impact. While most cases are manageable with established therapies, achieving lasting remission is challenging. Severe anxiety cases, though less common, cause immense suffering and challenge standard treatment guidelines. This discussion will explore severe, complex, and treatment-resistant anxiety disorders. It will cover the landscape of anxiety disorders, emphasize severe cases' challenges, explore established treatments, delve into difficult case scenarios, and suggest strategies for addressing severe anxiety disorders.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand anxiety disorders in clinical practice
  • Provide an overview of severe anxiety disorder presentations
  • Review pharmacotherapy options for anxiety disorders of all severity levels
  • Discuss pharmacotherapy approaches to severe anxiety disorders

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Omar Canosa, MD

Medical Director

Omar Canosa, MD

BS, Florida International University // MD, UCE (San Pedro, DR)

Dr. Omar Canosa joins the Anxiety Institute with 15 years of experience as a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. After earning his doctorate in medicine in 1999, Omar completed his general psychiatry training at Temple University’s School of Medicine, and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry Drexel University’s College of Medicine in Philadelphia. From 2008 to 2014, Omar worked for Atlantic Health’s Overlook Medical Center (Summit, NJ), where he spearheaded the evolution of an integrative and evidence-based pediatric eating disorder program. Omar has been in private practice since, providing comprehensive mental health treatment uniquely tailored to each patient's individual needs. As an integrative psychiatrist, Omar incorporates a range of healing traditions into his clinical interventions. Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), medical acupuncture, and qigong, Omar is dedicated to both addressing symptoms and problems, as well as to maximizing each client's well-being in all areas of life. As Medical Director of Anxiety Institute, Omar works closely with the professional team to provide medical perspective on, and integrative guidance to, the psychological approaches of programming and treatment. He will consult individually with clients and families to discuss the potential benefits of medical treatment options, when applicable.

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