Does generalized anxiety disorder run in families?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Genetics may affect the development of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Research has indicated that the role genetics play in developing GAD is small, but it does exist. If GAD has affected several members of your family, you may consider taking preemptive steps to reduce stress and manage anxiety in your life.

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