An Overview of Anxiety and Panic

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Anxiety is a normal healthy ‘protective’ reaction to a stressor or threat, but as a disorder, can lead to the avoidance of certain situations, intense negative thinking and excessive worrying. In this lecture, Associate Professor and mental health nurse practitioner Tim Wand discusses causes of anxiety and panic; assessment of and initial responses to anxiety; strategies, techniques and health information to support self-management; and stress in healthcare workers.


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Tim Wand is an Associate Professor and Nurse Practitioner in mental health with the University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District. His role combines clinical, teaching and research activities. Tim has extensive experience in emergency mental health and has published multiple research papers in this field. He has a particular interest in psychotherapeutic approaches for responding to people in states of acute agitation or distress.
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First Published26 April 2023
Updated26 April 2023
26 April 2025
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Mental Health
Clinical Assessment