generalized anxiety disorder

noun

Definition of generalized anxiety disorder

  1. :  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

1978

First Known Use of generalized anxiety disorder

1978


Medical Dictionary

generalized anxiety disorder

noun

Medical Definition of generalized anxiety disorder

  1. :  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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