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Overview of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a condition characterized by constant free-floating anxiety and a tendency to worry excessively. These worries reach the point where they consume much of a person's mental energy and make everyday events and decisions feel like a huge challenge.

About 5% of the American public suffer from GAD. It tends to develop in adulthood and to run a long-term course. The causes of this condition are still poorly understood, but effective treatments are available.

 

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