Anxiety Disorder

Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in Teens

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an increasingly prevalent mental health condition affecting a significant number of teenagers worldwide. This disorder is characterized by an overwhelming sense of worry and anxiety that extends to various aspects of life, including academic performance, interpersonal relationships, and concerns about the future. This comprehensive article aims to provide an in-depth understanding of GAD in teens, focusing on the diagnostic criteria as outlined in the DSM-5, the authoritative guide for mental health diagnosis.