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Effective Recognition and Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Primary Care

Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH; and Kathryn M. Connor, MD

Published: April 1, 2004

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Larry Culpepper, MD, MPHbegan the presentation by stating thatmore than 26 million people aged 15 to54 years in the United States sufferfrom anxiety disorders, either alone orcomorbid with at least 1 other psychiatric disorder.1Anxiety disorders costbillions of dollars in the United Stateseach year.2This cost reflects not onlythe direct cost of treatment but alsoindirect costs such as missed days fromwork.2

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