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Diagnosis and prevalence 

Diagnosis and prevalence
Diagnosis and prevalence

Beth Patterson

, Michael Van Ameringen

, and Mark H. Pollack

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date: 03 March 2021

The diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) have evolved considerably since its inception.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)-IV-TR and International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 both diagnose similar rates of GAD, in spite of different criteria.

Worldwide rates of lifetime DSM-IV GAD range from 2.3% to 5.7%.

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