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)?
You may wonder why you are anxious. Is it something that you have done (or not done)? Are you at...
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Who is most at risk for generalized anxiety disorder?
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People with a family history of generalized anxiety disorder or other mood disorders such as depress...
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Who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
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Generalized anxiety disorder occurs worldwide, in people of every race, religion, and sex, though wo...
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What environmental factors contribute to generalized anxiety disorder?
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Research into environmental factors suggests that traumatic events in early life can make a person v...
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