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Why is it important to support someone with generalized anxiety disorder?

Those with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) need more than just therapy, medication, traditional healing methods and peer support -- they need family members and friends to support them. Family members are key players in helping those with GAD toward recovery. Because family members can help provide doctors with a different perspective from the patient, they can often be helpful in developing treatment strategies. More importantly, family members can provide those with GAD with a strong support system by listening, empathizing, and recognizing GAD as a real illness. Family support is crucial toward making a quicker recovery.

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