11 doctors weighed in:
Is generalized anxiety disorder a medical disability?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Almost all people with generalized anxiety disorder can be treated and are able to work and live quality, productive lives.

In brief: No
Almost all people with generalized anxiety disorder can be treated and are able to work and live quality, productive lives.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
I disagree. While most cases by definition are mild, some people have episodes of severe anxiety which is disabliing. I also think that it may still qualify as disability for ADA purposes. Severe GAD should be evaluated for panic with agorophobia and may need agressive treatment with med and therapy.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Is not a disability.
Many sucessful people have anxiety, depression, diabetes, hypertension. A multidisciplinary team of doctor, social workers, psychologist, psychiatrist, family & friend are needed so you don't fall in the disability trap. We tend to give up too soon. There are exception to the rule after i really evaluate this & call it disability. It could take years, pt don't like that.

In brief: No
Is not a disability.
Many sucessful people have anxiety, depression, diabetes, hypertension. A multidisciplinary team of doctor, social workers, psychologist, psychiatrist, family & friend are needed so you don't fall in the disability trap. We tend to give up too soon. There are exception to the rule after i really evaluate this & call it disability. It could take years, pt don't like that.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: That would depend
On how and how severely it impacts your ability to function in any work setting.
My feeling is that it would be an uphill climb.

In brief: That would depend
On how and how severely it impacts your ability to function in any work setting.
My feeling is that it would be an uphill climb.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Anxiety
Depends on the severity, although justifying it as a disability is a challenging task.

In brief: Anxiety
Depends on the severity, although justifying it as a disability is a challenging task.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: GAD
In most cases, no it is not.

In brief: GAD
In most cases, no it is not.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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