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Clinical management 

Clinical management
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Clinical management
Author(s):

Mark H. Pollack

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199557837.003.0007
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date: 27 October 2020

Diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) should involve screening for the presence of medical or other psychiatric conditions.

Primary GAD treatment strategy involves either pharmacological or psychological treatment.

End goal of treatment is remission or loss of diagnostic status without functional impairment.

Pharmacological treatment should be maintained 12 to 24 months after achieving remission.

Treatment choices and strategies need to be modified in special populations (children, the elderly, and pregnant and breastfeeding women).

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