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What are the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder in veterans?

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is constant worry or fear that either has little or no basis in reality, or is not related to any event or situation in particular. The symptoms of GAD in veterans include:
  • muscle tension
  • restlessness
  • insomnia
  • fatigue
  • irritability
  • inability to concentrate
  • nausea
Veterans with GAD are usually aware that their worrying is extreme, and they struggle with trying to control it. GAD is often associated with depression, so veterans who are seeking treatment for GAD should also be evaluated for depression.

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