Definition of Generalized anxiety disorder
1. Noun. 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.
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Literary usage of Generalized anxiety disorder
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1. Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and by Richard Ries (1996)
"In generalized anxiety disorder, there is no specific focus to the anxiety; symptoms are ... generalized anxiety disorder involves excessive anxiety, worry, ..."
2. Somatization Disorder in the Medical Settingby G. Richard Smith, Jr., DIANE Publishing Company by G. Richard Smith, Jr., DIANE Publishing Company (1990)
"The first difficulty is that only symptomatic treatment is available for generalized anxiety disorder. The benzodiazepines provide quite impressive ..."
3. Joining Forces on Solid-Waste Management: Regionalization Is Working in by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Persons with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) experience excessive, unrealistic, ... (1994): DSM-III-R generalized anxiety disorder in the National ..."
4. Depression in Primary Care: Detection and Diagnosi by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"About 30 percent of outpatients with major depressive disorder may also have met the criteria for generalized anxiety disorder sometime during the course of ..."
5. Maintaining Budgetary Discipline: Spending and Revenue Options edited by Sherry Snyder (1999)
"218) generalized anxiety disorder. The essential feature of this syndrome is ... unrealistic or excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation) about ..."
6. Treatment of Drug Dependent Individuals with Comorbid Mental Disorders edited by Lisa S. Onken, Jack D. Blaine, Sander Genser, Arthur M. Horton (1998)
"For some other disorders, particularly generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and depression, the more prevalent pattern may be the reverse; that is, ..."