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Is generalized anxiety disorder a mental disease?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

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.

In brief: Yes.

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.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: In short, yes,

Gad is a listed illness with defined criteria according to the diagnostics and statistics manual of mental illnesses.

In brief: In short, yes,

Gad is a listed illness with defined criteria according to the diagnostics and statistics manual of mental illnesses.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Generalized anxiety disorder (gad) is global worry (about everything) all day everyday for 6 months or more causing decreased function in life activities (work, school, relationships, etc).
There are effective medication and therapy treatments for gad.

In brief: Yes

Generalized anxiety disorder (gad) is global worry (about everything) all day everyday for 6 months or more causing decreased function in life activities (work, school, relationships, etc).
There are effective medication and therapy treatments for gad.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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