generalized anxiety disorder

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generalized anxiety disorder

[¦jen·rə‚līzd ang′zī·əd·ē dis‚ȯr·der]
(psychology)
A disorder characterized by excessive worry and apprehension concerning health, daily problems, or other anxiety-provoking situations.
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Patients report that episodes of generalised anxiety disorder are often brought on, or worsened, by stressful life events.
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