General Anxiety Disorder

(GAD)

Definition

General Anxiety Disorder is defined as persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry about everyday things that lasts for six or more months and can make it hard for a person to concentrate on and carry out routine tasks.
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Who?

GAD can affect anyone, but is twice as common in women. GAD develops most often between childhood and middle age, and affects more than 6.8 million people in the US (approximately 3.1% of the population).