generalized anxiety disorder

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Noun1.generalized anxiety disorder - an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months
anxiety disorder - a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors seem to have the largest evidence base in panic disorder and are first-line pharmacotherapy for both panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, while tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) usually are considered a second-line therapy.
Diagnosis and management of generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder in adults.
ROME III criteria was used for the diagnosis of IBS and to assess GAD, a 7-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) scale was used.
Since the findings came from psychologically healthy individuals, Kim suggested that that the volume of the striatum in young adults could predict those at risk for developing generalized anxiety disorder or OCD later in life, but that remains to be seen.
Generalized anxiety disorder patients seek evaluation for cardiological symptoms at the same frequency as patients with panic disorder.
Background: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is one of common disorder in psychiatric department.
Somatic symptoms and physiologic responses in generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder: an ambulatory monitor study.
Oral Lavender Essential Oil in Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder usually has a more gradual onset and a more chronic course than panic disorder.
of Psychiatry, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine) presents Ten Steps to Relieve Anxiety: Refocus, Relax and Enjoy Life, a straightforward guide outlining simple techniques to help anyone control the symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (systemic fear so persistent it disrupts work, school, family, or personal life; common symptoms including muscle tension, nausea, shortness of breath, trouble concentrating, or difficulty sleeping).
Pregabalin has also been shown to be effective in treating generalized anxiety disorder. Interestingly, the study found that a patient's anxiety level leading up to the surgery had a direct and independent effect on pain experienced after the operation.

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