What psychological factors contribute to generalized anxiety disorder?

Many psychological factors appear to play a role in the development and maintenance of GAD. One of these factors is intolerance of uncertainty. Research also shows that people with GAD have greater difficulty dealing with uncertainty than individuals with other anxiety disorders and people from the general population.

The general consensus is that psychological factors like intolerance of uncertainty interact with biological and environmental factors in leading to the development and maintenance of GAD.

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