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Do environmental factors cause generalized anxiety disorder?

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Trauma and stressful events, like abuse, the death of a loved one, divorce, changing jobs or schools, may contribute to GAD. It also may get worse during periods of stress. Using and withdrawing from addictive substances, including alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine, can also worsen anxiety.

From: Generalized Anxiety Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 22, 2018

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 22, 2018

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