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Centre for Clinical and Experimental PsychopharmacologyGAD Research

Diagnostic criteria

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) will affect 1 in 20 of us at some point in our lives, and every sufferer can have a different experience of it  - although almost everybody experiences increased worrying, beyond that which is considered normal and healthy.

Other signs that you may have GAD are:

1. Your worrying significantly affects your daily life, including your job and social life.
2. Your worries are extremely stressful and upsetting.
3. You worry about all sorts of things and have a tendency to think the worst.
4. Your worrying is uncontrollable.
5. You have felt worried nearly every day for at least six months.

If you are interested in finding out more about this condition please look at the available links below.

In recent years there have been many advances in the areas of genetics, temperament research, neuropsychology and neuroimaging, and these provide some understanding of the origin and maintenance of anxiety in healthy volunteers and clinical samples.

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