Are women or men more often affected by generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?

Women are twice as likely to be affected as men by generalized anxiety disorder. The same is true of obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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What causes generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
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Does generalized anxiety disorder run in families?
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What role do genetics play in generalized anxiety disorder?
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What environmental factors contribute to generalized anxiety disorder?
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