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(p. 242) Generalized Anxiety Disorder 

(p. 242) Generalized Anxiety Disorder
(p. 242) Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Peter D. McLean

and Sheila R. Woody

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date: 21 February 2020

This chapter discusses generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). This includes the phenomenology of GAD, and its prevalence, as well as theoretical perspectives on GAD (biological approaches, and psychological approaches), assessment, diagnostic criteria, and comorbidity. It discusses treatment models and guidelines (pharmacotherapy, psychological treatment, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and worry interventions), as well as treatment evaluation.

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