Older adults suffer from anxiety disorders in increasing numbers. As the population ages the incidence of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is likely to increase the human and economic toll on people and on the health care system. Preliminary research suggests that use of an SSRI drug called escitalopram can provide improvement for older people with GAD. One of the most common psychiatric disorders in older adults is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), which is defined by chronic worry and anxiety that is difficult to control. Physical symptoms related to GAD include muscle tension, fatigue and sleep disturbance. About 7.3 percent of
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