Episode 14: Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Today’s episode is all about the assessment, diagnosis and management of generalized anxiety disorder. We will first review the epidemiology of GAD, followed by discussion of the clinical presentation, diagnostic criteria, and evaluation of GAD. We will then move on to management, including options for psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.


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