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Who gets generalised anxiety disorder?

Anyone can get generalised anxiety disorder. People are more likely to develop the condition if they have a close family member with the condition, have experienced a major stressful event, such as the death of a loved one or loss of a job, or had a traumatic childhood.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 21 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Post-traumatic stress disorder


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