Guideline 10: Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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The features that the experts considered most important in diagnosing generalized anxiety disorder in an older patient agree closely with the DSM-IV criteria. The experts considered excessive anxiety and worry that occur more days than not for at least 6 months the most important discriminating feature.

The experts recommended an antidepressant for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (a very high second-line option rated first line by 67% of the experts).​

J Clin Psychiatry 2004;65(suppl 2):33-33