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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Family Medicine; Primary Care

Advisor

Dr. Elyse Watkins

Abstract

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a condition experiences by individuals of all ages. It is characterized by worries that are excessive in comparison to the situation. GAD is commonly treated by non-specialist providers in primary care medicine within the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). This article reviews the definition, risk-factors and pharmacological and psychotherapeutic management options for GAD in adults in UK primary care settings, with some reference to pediatric/adolescent cases.

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