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People with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) feel anxious most days, with tension and apprehension affecting daily life. GAD affects about 1 in 50 people at some stage in their lifetime. Conditions causing severe anxiety include: 

  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Mixed anxiety/depression is common.

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