Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Overview

Sufferers of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) worry excessively and uncontrollably about multiple everyday concerns. Generalized anxiety disorder is often associated with trouble sleeping or concentrating, and persistent feelings of irritability, tension, restlessness, weakness, or exhaustion. Short-term individual cognitive-behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder is offered through the center on a fee-for-service basis.

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