GAD - Epidemiology
· GAD - Incidence GAD - Prevalence GAD - Morbidity GAD - Mortality GAD - Racial distribution GAD - Age distribution GAD - Sex distribution Incidence - Di 2.8 percent of the adult U.S. population ages 18 a 54, approximately 4 million Americans, has GAD during the course of a given year. - GAD most often strikes people in childhood or adolescence, but can begin in adulthood, too. It affects women more often than men.About two-thirds of individuals with GAD are female.(1) -GAD is very prevalent among the elderly.(1) References Wittchen, H.-U., Zhao, S., Kessler, R.C., & Eaton, WW. (1994). DSM-III-R Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey. Archivi di Psichiatria Generale. 51:355-364. PMID: 8179459
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