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What is the rate of incidence for generalized anxiety disorder?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Generalized anxiety disorder is a common disorder that affects twice as many women as men. In America, it is estimated that 6.8 million adults have generalized anxiety disorder in any given year. This is slightly more than 3 percent of American adults.

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