Generalized anxiety disorder
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Complications and Prognosis
Screening and Prevention
Owing to the chronicity of generalized anxiety disorder, long-term therapy is anticipated r1
Psychotherapy is often recommended over drug treatment as initial therapy for patients with generalized anxiety disorder because relapse is common after therapeutic medications are withdrawn, lasting beyond the period of withdrawal symptoms after their discontinuation r7
However, drug treatment is commonly prescribed in the primary care setting in the United States because of better resource availabilityr7 and patient preferencer17
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