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Certificate validity: 03 May 2018 - May 2019

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Date of initial review:

03 Mar 2018

Certificate validity:

03 May 2018 - May 2019

Date of last visit:

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We pride ourselves on ensuring that Verywell Mind leaves you feeling confident in the next steps you'll take on the path to feeling well and finding balance.
That's why we work hard to provide you with comprehensive content that you, above all, can rely on. Our articles are not only written by experienced doctors, therapists, and other experts, but vetted for accuracy by board-certified physicians.
 

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Sources:
American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (Fifth edition). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association; 2013.
Craske MG, Barlow, DH. Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry Workbook (2nd Edition). In DH Barlow (Ed.) Treatments That Work. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Kahl KG, Winter L, Schweiger U. The third wave of cognitive behavioural therapies: what is new and what is effective? Curr. Opin. Psychiatry. 2012;25, 522–528.
Mackenzie CS, Reynolds K, Cho, KL, Pagura J, Sareen, J. Prevalence and correlates of generalized anxiety disorder in a national sample of older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2011; 19: 305-315.
Mohatt J, Bennett SM, Walkup JT. (2014). Treatment of separation, generalized, and social anxiety disorders in youths. Am J Psychiatry, 171:741-748.
 

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However, this class of medication has some notable drawbacks, including potential side effects like sedation and a tendency to be habit-forming. Buspirone (Buspar) is one medication in this class that is approved for the treatment of GAD and is not known to be habit-forming.
 

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Contributors to Verywell are independent contractors who create and publish content on Verywell.com and affiliated sites (the "Site"). Contributors are compensated in part based on the amount of content that they create and/or the page views of the Sites containing the content they create. Verywell contractually requires that its contributors maintain high ethical standards and all legal requirements, including Federal Trade Commission (FTC) disclosure requirements. Contributors writing for Verywell are contractually obligated to comply with ethical standards embodied in the HONcode. The contributors, and not Verywell, are responsible for their own compliance with these standards. These contributors and other writers provide advice and information that they intend to be not only practical but trustworthy. These contributors and other writers write and are responsible for their content, and this content is made available on Verywell "AS IS". Your use of the Sites is subject to the Terms of Use (including any disclaimers).
 

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To help us maintain the resources needed to create the quality content you deserve, we accept advertisements on our website. We greatly value transparency and hope that this policy leaves you feeling even more confident about the content and service we provide.
Verywell maintains a distinct separation between advertising and editorial content.
 

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All ads on Verywell.com are labeled as an "Ad," "Advertisement," "Sponsored" or a similar designation indicating that the content is being provided by or on behalf of the sponsor.
 

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