The client has generalized anxiety disorder requires treatment. What treatments does the nurse anticipate the client will need? Select all that apply.


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- SSRI medications

- Antipsychotic medications

- Cognitive behavioral therapy

- Psychoanalysis

- BuSpar (buspirone)


The main treatments for GAD include cognitive behavioral therapy, SSRI medications and BuSpar. BuSpar is an anxiolytic used for GAD. Restraints and antipsychotic medications are contraindicated and psychoanalysis is less effective than CBT.

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