Talking to Your Doctor About Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
by Amy Scholten, MPH
A treatment plan should be based on your health and wellness goals. Talk to your doctor honestly about your concerns with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and treatment. An active role in your care will help to reach best outcomes.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will help:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
Ask your doctor or counselor about lifestyle changes that could help you reduce your anxiety and stress symptoms. Examples may include:
About Your Outlook
Anxiety disorders. National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml. Accessed January 13, 2020.
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Last reviewed May 2020 by Adrian Preda, MD
Last Updated: 7/29/2020
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