Novel approaches to treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.

  title={Novel approaches to treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.},
  author={Christer Allgulander},
  journal={Current opinion in psychiatry},
  volume={23 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The present paper reviews recent studies on the clinical presentation of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and the current level of evidence for treatment with medications and psychotherapy. RECENT FINDINGS An apprehensive state of mind, regardless of the quality of stimuli, is at the core of GAD, causing a pervasive cognitive dysfunction that is separate from that seen in depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. When treatments reduce anxiety-related symptoms and… CONTINUE READING