Generalized anxiety disorder - Definition

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Generalized anxiety disorder is a neurosis of psychiatric origin which is most often observed in women and young men. It is characterized by recurring anxiety episodes and obsessing over these episodes. Other symptoms must appear for it to be classified as generalized anxiety disorder, among which are hyperactivity, fatigue, problems with concentration, irritability, sleep issues, abdominal pains, eating disorders, and exhaustion. Generalized anxiety disorder provokes panic attacks, asthma attacks, tetany, and sexual problems.