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. 2018; 2(2): 65-69


Generalized anxiety disorder: a review

Yazed Khalid Alkhader.

Abstract
Generalized anxiety disorder is an anxiety subtype, it is an excessive concern and stress about complications on most days and it persists for at least 6 months. Prevalence of the disease differs among different studies according to the study population and considered criteria. Risk factors and symptoms were studied for the disease, however, it is mostly misdiagnosed with depression, hence, it is necessary to take proper history of the atient and investigate well before final diagnosis. Treatment of the disease involves drugs, several psychological
therapies, out of which the most effective one is cognitive behavior therapy.

Key words: GAD;GAD prevalence;GAD diagnosis;Psychological therapies



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