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Generalized anxiety disorder question? Is it a one time thing or does it come back?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Tends To Be Chronic

Generalized anxiety disorder can be treated with good resolution of symptoms.
However, the course of this disorder is chronic by definition, so treatment usually requires a long period of time, and the goal of treatment tends to be management rather than disappearance of symptoms.

In brief: Tends To Be Chronic

Generalized anxiety disorder can be treated with good resolution of symptoms.
However, the course of this disorder is chronic by definition, so treatment usually requires a long period of time, and the goal of treatment tends to be management rather than disappearance of symptoms.
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Dr. Warren Kriedman
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Both possibilites

Generalized anxiety disorder can occur once as well reoccur. The treatment of your anxiety disorder is key to reoccurance.
Medication alone may give relief. Without treatment of the behavior patterns that trigger the anxiety, you will continue these patterns. Your anxiety will emerge despite the medication. Psychotherapy(with or without medication) is your best way to avoid a chronic problem.

In brief: Both possibilites

Generalized anxiety disorder can occur once as well reoccur. The treatment of your anxiety disorder is key to reoccurance.
Medication alone may give relief. Without treatment of the behavior patterns that trigger the anxiety, you will continue these patterns. Your anxiety will emerge despite the medication. Psychotherapy(with or without medication) is your best way to avoid a chronic problem.
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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

If the underlying issues, anxieties & belief system that support the gad are explored and modified or healed, the chance of it being lifelong or re-occurring is greatly reduced & in many cases, eliminated.
.. The treatment plan has to include a working through of the issues... (usually psychotherapy).

In brief: Depends...

If the underlying issues, anxieties & belief system that support the gad are explored and modified or healed, the chance of it being lifelong or re-occurring is greatly reduced & in many cases, eliminated.
.. The treatment plan has to include a working through of the issues... (usually psychotherapy).
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