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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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8 KEY FACTS
Generalized Anxiety
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GAD involves excessive anxiety not focused on a specific fear and not caused by medications but does surround other aspects of life (e.g., school, work).

Symptoms > 6 Months
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GAD is characterized by any number of symptoms for at least six months.

SYMPTOMS
Restlessness and Irritability
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GAD involves many symptoms, including restlessness and irritability, nervousness, fatigue, muscle tension, insomnia, and concentration difficulties.

Fatigue
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GAD involves many symptoms, including restlessness and irritability, nervousness, fatigue, muscle tension, insomnia, and concentration difficulties.

Insomnia
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GAD involves many symptoms, including restlessness and irritability, nervousness, fatigue, muscle tension, insomnia, and concentration difficulties.

Concentration Difficulty
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GAD involves many symptoms, including restlessness and irritability, nervousness, fatigue, muscle tension, insomnia, and concentration difficulties.

TREATMENT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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The first-line treatment of GAD involves cognitive behavioral therapy and antidepressants (e.g., SSRIs, SNRIs).

Antidepressants
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The first line treatment of GAD involves cognitive behavioral therapy along with antidepressants (e.g. SSRIs, SNRIs). The second-line treatment of GAD can also involve the use of TCAs, benzodiazepines, buspirone, and antipsychotics.

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