Outpatient Behavioral Health and Primary Care Clinical Pathway for the Evaluation/ Treatment of Patients at Risk for Anxiety Disorder and
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Standard Clinical Interview or Validated Tools
  • Positive Screen
Negative Screen
Continue routine care
Complete Evaluation and Diagnostic Assessment
Completed by Primary Care or BH Clinician
Negative Evaluation
  • Continue routine care
  • Monitor for continued symptoms
  • Standard Clinical Interview or Validated Tools
  • Assess Suicidal Ideation (SI), co-morbidities, avoidance
  • Case Examples
Mild Moderate Severe
  • All of the following:
    • Minor Severity of symptoms based on data from interview or assessment tool
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    • Minor Functional Impairment caused by symptoms/ avoidance or mildly distressing symptoms
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    • No Suicidal ideation
    • No comorbid psychiatric diagnoses
  • All of the following:
    • Moderate Severity of symptoms based on data from interview or assessment tool
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    • Moderate Functional Impairment caused by symptoms/avoidance or moderately distressing symptoms
    •  
    • No Suicidal ideation
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  • Can Include:
    • Comorbid psychiatric diagnoses
  • All of the following:
    • Severity of symptoms and associated avoidance substantially in excess of that required to make the diagnosis based on data from interview or assessment tools
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    • Intensity of symptoms leads to serious distress or markedly impaired psychosocial functioning
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  • Can Include:
    • Suicidal ideation
    • Comorbid psychiatric diagnoses
Treatment

Reviewed by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia DCAPBS Clinical Care Committee: September 2021
Posted: September 2021
Revised: November 2021
Authors: K. Tahilani, PhD; J. Lewis, PhD; W. Wallace, DO; K. Fletcher, MD; C. Cagande, MD; A. Riisen, PsyD; J. Keller, DNP; K. Mu, DO; Y. Marroquin, PhD