Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder with abnormal worry about normal, everyday situations such as finances, health, and well-being in relationships (personal and work related) all lasting longer than six months. GAD is the Number 1 cause of disability in the workplace in the United States. This could be because it concerns problems at work such as deadlines, promotions, etc. Generalized anxiety disorder may also be semi-hereditary because its presence in the family often rubs off on others. Although the use of benzodiazepines is found to be helpful, the use of a cognitive-behavioral oriented psychotherapy has been found to be more successful than the use of drugs.
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