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Generalized anxiety disorder can be thought of as disproportionate anxiety about several aspects of life, such as work, social relationships, or financial matters. Effective treatment often consists of both psychotherapy and medication, reports an article in ADDitude magazine. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is used to help the patient confront anxiety-inducing thoughts and behaviors, and exposing them as irrational. Medication is used in conjunction with psychotherapy to keep the condition under control while the positive effects of therapy manifest. To read this article in its entirety, click here.