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What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

It is not known exactly what causes generalized anxiety disorder. Many factors are thought to contribute to the development of the condition. This might include experiencing a major stressful event, such as the death of a loved one or loss of a job, or having a traumatic childhood.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 21 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Post-traumatic stress disorder


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