generalized anxiety disorder

noun

Definition of generalized anxiety disorder

: an anxiety disorder marked by chronic excessive anxiety and worry that is difficult to control, causes distress or impairment in daily functioning, and is accompanied by three or more associated symptoms (such as restlessness, irritability, poor concentration, and sleep disturbances) abbreviation GAD

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Recent Examples on the Web Different types of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and separation anxiety disorder. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 19 May 2021 Different types of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and separation anxiety disorder. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 19 May 2021 As someone with generalized anxiety disorder, people sometimes write off my desire to uphold masking as anxiety. Jessica Jones, M.s., R.d., SELF, 21 May 2021 Different types of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and separation anxiety disorder. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 19 May 2021 Different types of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder and separation anxiety disorder. USA Today, 12 May 2021 My son Carter has ASD, dyslexia, PTSD and generalized anxiety disorder. Arkansas Online, 17 Apr. 2021 Scientific studies show that Kundalini yoga is effective in lowering generalized anxiety disorder and more effective than stress education. Bryan Robinson, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 Other than that, 17.3 percent of the 381 patients were in a depressive episode and another 7 percent were diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. Anuradha Varanasi, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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generalized anxiety disorder

noun

Medical Definition of generalized anxiety disorder

: an anxiety disorder marked by chronic excessive anxiety and worry that is difficult to control, causes distress or impairment in daily functioning, and is accompanied by three or more associated symptoms (as restlessness, irritability, poor concentration, and sleep disturbances)

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