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Trastorno de ansiedad generalizada - Overview

Nombres alternativos

TAG; Trastorno de ansiedad

Definición:

Es un patrón de preocupación y ansiedad frecuente y constante acerca de muchos acontecimientos o actividades diferentes.

Causas:

El trastorno de ansiedad generalizada (TAG) es una afección común. Los genes pueden jugar un papel. El estrés también puede contribuir a la aparición del trastorno de ansiedad generalizada.

Cualquier persona puede sufrir este trastorno, incluso los niños. La mayoría de las personas que sufren este trastorno dicen que han estado ansiosas desde que tienen memoria. El trastorno de ansiedad generalizada es un poco más frecuente en las mujeres que en los hombres.

  • Reviewed last on: 4/11/2011
  • David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., Fred K. Berger, MD, Addiction and Forensic Psychiatrist, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California.

Referencias

Anxiety Disorders. National Institute of Mental Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Accessed February 5, 2010.

Hoffmann SG, Smits JA. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for adult anxiety disorders: a meta-analysis of randomized placebo-controlled trials. J Clin Psychiatry. 2008;69:621-632.

Pollack MH, Kinrys G, Delong H, Vasconcelos e Sá D, Simon NM. The pharmacotherapy of anxiety disorders. In: Stern TA, Rosenbaum JF, Fava M, Biederman J, Rauch SL, eds. Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2008:chap 41.

Connolly SD, Bernstein GA. Work Group on Quality Issues. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatmetn of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2007;46:267-283.

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