This clinical tool helps family physicians and primary care nurse practitioners identify and manage anxiety and depression in adult patients. The tool was developed to help guide conversations with patients and families over a series of visits, as needed.
- Being diagnosed with depression or anxiety is common. Many adults are diagnosed with it every year.
- The excessive worrying and feelings of anxiousness you experience are felt by many people. There are many ways that we can improve them.
- The sadness and loss of hope you are experiencing can be very difficult, and I appreciate that you have come today to talk about it. This is an important first step.
- I can share information about medications and counselling in many languages. Is there another language you or your family members prefer?