Harvard Mental Health Letter

Generalized anxiety disorder

People who worry about everything — and nothing in particular — have several treatment options.

When people turn on the television, chances are they will experience a barrage of anxiety-provoking news — a sagging economy, international political conflicts, natural disasters. At the same time, they may be dealing with their own personal stress — such as worries about job security or health. Anxiety is often a healthy response to uncertainty and danger, but constant worry and nervousness may be a sign of generalized anxiety disorder.

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