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Is g a d an in borne genetic anxiety personality a life long illness. thanks?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Generalized Anxiety: Disorder is a very treatable situation. People can be prone to strong emotions but the self-talk that is going on can make it either "excitement" or "fear." Please see a mental health professional for support. Also, a good self-help website is www.relaxationresponse.org

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A 59-year-old male asked:

Is G A D An in borne genetic anxiety personality a serious mental illness. Thanks?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Terminology: I'm imagining you mean disabling by serious. All Dx'd conditions need to be taken seriously and managed well but most do not limit your life activities, expectancy or quality. Many do not require medication. Theymost often are a combo of genetic propensity, social learning and environmental stress. Your pills will help most w/ CBT therapy to learn skills and better understanding of yourself. Best!
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A 57-year-old male asked:

Can G A D an in borne genetic anxiety personality be cured. Thanks?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Managed, yes.: Anxiety is not a personality although it is more common for some types of people. Also, it's not cured like some diseases but more often avoided, reduced and managed by learning life skills and damping extremes w/ tranquilizers. They don't cure or change chances of recurrence at all - they just quiet you. But CBT skills do work. Think about them both. Best!

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