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A 62-year-old female asked:

Does gad have a genetic component? i had my first anxiety attack at 13, during my parent's ugly divorce and i am now 62 and still battling gad....

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Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: There is ongoing evidence for genetic factors in anxiety disorders but the precise genetic mechanisms are not understood. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3181683/
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