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generalized anxiety disorder Line breaks: gen¦er¦al|ized anx|iety dis|order

Definition of generalized anxiety disorder in English:


[mass noun]
A psychological disorder characterized by excessive or disproportionate anxiety about several aspects of life, such as work, social relationships, or financial matters: extreme worrying almost every day for six months or more may signal generalized anxiety disorder
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  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is much more than the normal anxiety people experience day to day.
  • The good news is that there are many effective remedies available for generalized anxiety disorder.
  • The symptoms displayed by this child are consistent with a diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder (previously termed overanxious disorder of childhood).
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