Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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Every person experiences anxiety at times throughout life. It may be considered a normal part of development. The experience gained by dealing with life's episodes of anxiety can help a person deal with subsequent anxiety-provoking situations in the future; however, for some, anxiety may become persistent, unrelenting, and disabling.
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has been estimated to occur with an incidence of about 5% of the general population. Women are affected more than men . Comorbidity with major depression, other anxiety disorders, and other psychiatric disorders may be as high as 90% .
Persistent, excessive worry, apprehension, and anxiety lasting at least 6 months
Presence of three or more of the following: restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension,...
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