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Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Aug 20, 2020
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Q: Which doctor should I consult for Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

A: You should consult a Psychiatrist or Psychologist in case of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

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Q: Are there any physical symptoms of GAD?

A: Yes, anxiety disorders can cause a number of physical symptoms including weakness, dizziness, palpitations and shortness of breath depending upon the severity of condition.

Q: Will a person with GAD suffer from it always?

A: GAD is a chronic condition and many people diagnosed with it feel anxious or experience excessive worries most of their life. But treatments and preventive measures can help overcome it.

Q:  Does GAD run in families?

A: Yes, having a family history GAD increases ones risk for developing it.

Q: Should anxiety medications be consumed in case of pregnancy?

A: Any treatment plan may have risks for pregnant women, which can be of particular concern. So, you should consult your doctor before beginning any treatment plan.

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