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Dr. Leonard Lado Dr. Lado
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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What exactly is generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

What exactly is generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

Generalized Anxiety: Excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation), occurring more-days-than-not for at least 6 months, about a number of events or activities (such as work or school performance).The person finds it difficult to control the worry.The anxiety and worry are associated with three (or more) of the following 1.Restlessness easily fatigued difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,252 doctors shared insights

Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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What is generalized anxiety disorder?

What is generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD: Or generalized anxiety disorder is a persistent pattern of anxiety/worry about a number of things for at least 6 months. It involves feeling restless or keyed up, easy fatiguability, trouble concentrating, irritability, muscle tension and/or sleep distturbance. These anxieties cause significant distress or impairment in functioning. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What are probable causes generalized anxiety disorder?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What are probable causes generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD: Genetics, stress, chronic use of alcohol or sedatives, or triggered by tobacco or caffeine dependency. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

GAD: It becomes chronic, with avoidance leading to more anticipatory anxiety leading to more physical symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli Dr. Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
41 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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What does generalized anxiety disorder do to your body over time ?

What does generalized anxiety disorder do to your body over time ?

Anxiety: Anxiety releases stress hormones which can be detrimental to your health in excess, can cause memory deficits, inflammation and low mood. Best. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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What to do about generalized anxiety disorder - irritability?

Help!: See a psychiatrist so he can get to the root of your problem. ...Read more

Dr. L. Kevin Chapman Dr. Chapman
Clinical Psychology
11 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

Genes & Environment: Complex process: research suggests that part i of gad is a heritable, but nonspecific tendency to manifest an emotional disorder. However, a psychological vulnerability, stress due to life events, the process of anxiety across multiple domains are also required for worry to be the predominant coping mechanism. See barlow (2002) anxiety and is disorders for a beautiful, research supported overview. ...Read more

Dr. Rudolf Brutoco Dr. Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
40 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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What are the tests for generalized anxiety disorder?

Several: There are many tests; some seem better than others. But no one "test" is determinative. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read more

Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What is the difference between Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Anxiety NOS?

What is the difference between Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Anxiety NOS?

NOS means: not otherwise specified. NOS is used at the end of a diagnosis when it is very general. GAD is more specific and refers to a type of anxiety that manifests in many circumstances and is not triggered by a specific situation nor is it panic attacks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Frank Gaskill Dr. Gaskill
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
20 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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What are the relations between generalized anxiety disorder and asperger's syndrome?

What are the relations between generalized anxiety disorder and asperger's syndrome?

Aspergers: Aspergers and anxiety can and often do co-exist. Aspies can have a more intense fight or flight response than other folks. But they can also be more sensitive to their environments which can trigger anxiety (temperature, sounds, chane, etc...) here is autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What are the criteria for a generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the criteria for  a generalized anxiety disorder?

Too long for space : The complete diagnostic and statistical manual criteria for generalized anxiety disorder are too long to write in 400 characters -- but involve chronic worrying, nervousness, and tension. This link lists signs ; symptoms in more detail, and provides more information too: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/generalized_anxiety_disorder.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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What to do if i got generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

What to do if i got generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

Get help: Seek help from a psychologist and/ or a psychiatrist . A combination of psychotherapy and medication can help you overcome your anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What medications can I get for generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD Tx: Medications such as SSRI's or SNRI's may be used. Benzodiazapines are sometimes used as well. ...Read more

Dr. Glen Elliott Dr. Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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What are the typical symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the typical symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

Excessive worry: Generalized anxiety disorder refers to a persistent pattern of worrying about a variety of real or imagined possible bad events that can occur to the point that it interferes with day-to-day functioning. It is quite common, often runs in families, and can be surprisingly debilitating. It also it quite responsive to various treatments, both talk therapies and medications. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Smith Dr. Smith
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Tried Zoloft and Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) with some success. What would you recommend to treat generalized anxiety disorder? Found any particular SSRI/SNRI better?

Tried Zoloft and Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) with some success. What would you recommend to treat generalized anxiety disorder? Found any particular SSRI/SNRI better?

Individual: This is largely a question of the specific medicine for you: there really isn't at generally better medicine. YOu need to consult your prescriber. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
General Practice
31 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Can a generalized anxiety disorder cause excessive belching?

Can a generalized anxiety disorder cause excessive belching?

See below: Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. You can also have a gas buildup in the stomach from bacteria working on food, which give up for gas. Anxiety can cause just about any physical symptom but it would be uncommon for anxiety to cause excessive belching. If your anxiety includes hyperventilating then that would be a good source of swallowed air, which then could lead to belching. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Uhrich Dr. Uhrich
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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How do you treat generalized anxiety disorder?

The best treatment: For gad is a combination of medications and therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Missid Ghanem Dr. Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
21 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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Generalized anxiety disorder. Where do I start?

Generalized anxiety disorder. Where do I start?

Good therapist...: Psychotherapy should be an essential part of your treatment plan. You will get to listen to your emotional self & understand what the anxiety is about & heal/grow/adjust accordingly... U could discuss the potential benefit of meds with ur therapist, but if at all possible & bearable, visit a few times in therapy prior to introducing meds to the mix. U wanna listen to the anxiety before u numb it! ...Read more

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Dr. Glen Elliott Dr. Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
39 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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How do you define generalized anxiety disorder?

How do you define generalized anxiety disorder?

Unwarranted worrying: Generalized anxiety disorder (gad) refers to people who worry about lots and lots of things rather than specific things such as flying or insects. They feel worried, tense, and irritable more often than not beyond what is warranted objectively, with symptoms such as restlessness, poor conentration, and poor sleep. Some physical illnesses can cause gad but typically there is no known cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,127 doctors shared insights

Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Severe, ongoing anxiety that ...Read more