Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

High Anxiety GAD

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) describes excessive anxiety and worry about aspects of daily living. Those who have generalized anxiety disorder feel anxious almost every day. The diagnosis requires symptoms to be present for more than 6 months.

Aspects of daily living that trigger anxiety include:

  • Age
  • Appearance
  • Finances
  • Illness
  • Marriage
  • Occupation
  • Peer group
  • School
  • Social relationships

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Last Updated: Apr 15, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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