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Reducing Your Risk of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Amy Scholten, MPH
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Reducing Your Risk of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Poor sleep and energy or caffeinated drinks can increase the risk of anxiety. Create good sleep habits. Avoid drinks with caffeine to reduce the risk of anxiety.


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  • Adrian Preda, MD
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.