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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Which of the following anxiety disorders has the oldest median age at onset?


A. Specific

PhobiaB. Panic Disorder

C. Agoraphobia

D. Social Anxiety Disorder

E. Generalized Anxiety Disorder 

The correct response is option E: Generalized Anxiety Disorder.


Among the anxiety disorders, GAD has the oldest median age at onset, at 30 years (option E). Median onset age is 15 years for specific phobia (option A), 23 years for panic disorder (option B), 18 years for agoraphobia (option V), and 15 years for social anxiety disorder (option D).

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