Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Women

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) affects women twice as much as it affects men. While women at any age can get GAD, the condition typically begins during childhood. Symptoms of GAD include, but are not exclusive to, headaches, irritability, excessive worrying, and sweating.

Fast Facts:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder occurs when a person consistently worries about unrealistic things.
  • Generalized anxiety disorder affects 3.1 percent of Americans.
  • The risk of generalized anxiety disorder is highest between childhood and middle age.