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DSM-IV-TR sharpened the distinction of GAD from "normal" anxiety
by specifying that in GAD the worry must be clearly excessive, pervasive,
difficult to control, and associated with marked distress or impairment.
DSM-IV-TR also clarified that the diagnosis of GAD is excluded when
occurring exclusively in relation to other major Axis I disorders, and
the cumbersome somatic symptom list from the DSM-III-R was simplified