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Who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?

Generalized anxiety disorder occurs worldwide, in people of every race, religion, and sex, though women are diagnosed with GAD more frequently than men. The disorder strikes in the early twenties, has a chronic course, and often occurs alongside other anxiety and mood disorders (e.g., depression).

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Are women or men more often affected by generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
World Federation For Mental Health (WFMH)World Federation For Mental Health (WFMH)
Women are twice as likely to be affected as men by generalized anxiety disorder. The same is true of...
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What psychological factors contribute to generalized anxiety disorder?
World Federation For Mental Health (WFMH)World Federation For Mental Health (WFMH)
Many psychological factors appear to play a role in the development and maintenance of GAD. One of t...
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What role do genetics play in generalized anxiety disorder?
Michael J. Mufson, MDMichael J. Mufson, MD
As with other anxiety disorders, certain abnormalities in the brain seem to predispose a person to g...
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What increases my risk for generalized anxiety disorder?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
There are several factors that may increase your risk for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Enduri...
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