Essay: Concept of Generalized Anxiety
In summary the paper has discussed in details the concept of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and (GAD) Comorbid Depression. This is because amongst anxiety disorder GAD shows high prevalence rates as compared to other anxiety disorder in co-existing with depression disorder especially MDD. The paper moved further to discus the generalized anxiety disorder, then Generalized anxiety disorder interaction or interconnectedness with and depression. At this level Prevalence and Nature and course have been discussed. The impacts have been investigated to the society dimensions of social and economy. The diagnostic criteria used in GAD are the DSM-III-R and DSM-IV.
Furthermore the paper has elaborative, discussed the Neurological mechanisms of GAD starting with single positron emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography, to study of hyperactive brain circuits, to study of the benzodiazepine receptors and the study of the serotonin (5-HT) system has been seen to underlie the Neurological mechanisms of GAD. Lastly the intervention, Treatment and management of Generalized Anxiety Disorder have been seen in terms of Psychotherapy and Pharmacotherapy. However, to point out the main reson why the paper has been overusing the GAD investigation instead of the entire GAD and depression comorbid is due to two main reasons: GAD and major depression disorder share the same genetic origin and the treatment of GAD and depression symptoms is usually the same. Thus it implies by examining GAD, the entire case is looked at.