develops in childhood or adolescence, but may also begin in adulthood.
It often begins after a stressful life event
(such as losing a loved one or being bullied); although not everyone who
experiences stressful events will develop GAD.
people who develop GAD say they tended to be “worriers” prior to the onset of
the disorder. They may have had a tendency to be overly concerned about how
things would turn out (e.g. at school or in relationships) and how they would
also be biological, social, environmental and cultural influences on the
development of symptoms.
experienced by 2.7% of Australian adults over a 12-month period (almost 3 in
(3.5%) than men (2.0%) experience GAD.