Department of Psychiatry

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Resources

GAD is a recently defined anxiety disorder that appears to be distinct in the nature and quality of symptoms and natural history from other anxiety disorders. Individuals with this condition often develop symptoms in adolescence or early adulthood. They struggle with excessive worry and fears about many different issues of everyday life to the extent that they suffer physical symptoms of tension (sleep problems, pain complaints, gastrointestinal symptoms.) and can be significantly impaired in adult role function as a result of their intense and persistent anxiety experience and behaviors including avoidance, procrastination and rumination. In recent years, effective medical and psychotherapy treatments have been developed that offer full or partial relief to many that previously suffered for decades with symptoms of GAD.

The websites offered here are selected as starting points for clinicians, patients and loved ones to learn more about GAD, research in the field and the best practices in treatment and support for those affected by the disorder.

We hope you will find this site a helpful gateway to the world of information about GAD available on the internet.