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How does generalized anxiety disorder therapy work?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is normally used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). This therapy consists of stress management techniques, learning to identify and handle thoughts that may cause panic, and learning to manage unrealistic views of life. Therapy to treat GAD also involves learning skills to make appropriate behavior changes. Therapy, particularly when combined with medication, is usually effective in treating anxiety.

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