How Long Does Anxiety Disorder Last?

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Definition

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a pattern of frequent, constant worry and anxiety over many different activities and events.


Alternative Names

GAD; Anxiety disorder


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common condition. Genes may play a role. Stressful life situations or learned behavior may also contribute to the development of GAD.

The disorder may start at any time in life, including childhood. Most people with the disorder report that they...

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