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Generalized anxiety disorder: an evolving concept at the border of anxiety and depression

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This talk will give an overview and history of GAD, describing its current definition and epidemiology. It will go on to review recent treatment studies. It emphasizes co-morbidity and discusses the clinical and construct similarities between GAD and depression – particularly the chronic sub-types.

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Correspondence to Allan Gelenberg.

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Gelenberg, A. Generalized anxiety disorder: an evolving concept at the border of anxiety and depression. Ann Gen Psychiatry 5, S19 (2006) doi:10.1186/1744-859X-5-S1-S19

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