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LO: Generalized Anxiety Disorder Natalie Koler 2-18-11 Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)- use to be called overanxious disorder of childhood -Most frequently encountered anxiety disorder -Causes persistent relapsing & debilitating functional disability -Large diversity of presenting symptoms-may include skeletal, GI, muscular, respiratory, psychological including anxiety, tension, & worry adolescents, & adults -Diagnosed when fears & worries intensify with increasing age & interfere with functioning ability >16 million Americans suffer from GAD from ages btw 18-54 years old History: children & adolescents must have 1 present to be diagnosed with GAD -Excessive anxiety & worry occurring more days than not for at least 6 months, affecting a number of different activities or events -Clinically significant distress or impairment experienced in multiple areas such as social, school, or employment -Disturbance due to effects of meds, substance, or general medical conditions
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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