Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for GAD


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Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by which of the following symptoms?

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1. Sue thinks that she should be diagnosed with GAD. Which of the following symptoms would be inconsistent with this diagnosis?

2. Tom has GAD. Which of the following would be inconsistent with his diagnosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will help you evaluate your knowledge of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), its symptoms, and how it can be treated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During these short assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Characteristics and symptoms of GAD
  • Risk factors associated with the disorder
  • The effective treatments for GAD
  • GABA

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding symptoms of GAD
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about effective treatments for GAD
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as GABA and generalized anxiety disorder

Additional Learning

To learn more about GAD, review the lesson called Characteristics of Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment for GAD. This psychology lesson does the following:

  • Defines GAD
  • Explains what causes the disorder
  • Uses an example scenario to help describe the symptoms of GAD
  • Reveals statistics about the prevalence of anxiety in our society
  • Explores how GAD can be treated