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What is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a mood disorder that is characterized
by multiple and/or nonspecific worries. The fear associated with GAD interferes
with the person's ability to sleep, think, or function in some other way.
Symptoms of anxiety are even described in the word itself. Specifically, the
word anxiety comes from the Latin word anxietas, which means to
choke or upset. The symptoms therefore include emotional or behavioral symptoms
as well as ways of thinking that are responses to feeling as if one is in