Anxiety

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Generalized anxiety disorder in the elderly increases the risk of physical disability, memory problems, and reduced quality of life — as well as increasing the risk of death.

Anxiety problems in older adults are common, and they often go unrecognized. Anxiety problems may be caused by: stressful or traumatic events. alcohol, medications and caffeine.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most common anxiety disorder among older adults, though anxiety disorders in this population are frequently associated with traumatic events such as a fall or acute illness.