Anxiety can be an appropriate response to stressful situations but is considered a pathologic disorder when it is disabling and difficult to control. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most common anxiety disorder seen in primary care, affecting approximately 3% of adults in the United States (1, 2). This disorder is characterized by at least 6 months of pervasive and excessive anxiety; recurring worry about common events; and physical symptoms, such as muscle tension, insomnia, and fatigue (3). The disorder is associated with reduced global life satisfaction, decreased work productivity, lower health-related quality of life (4), and greater health care use and medical costs (4, 5). Primary care physicians can effectively evaluate, diagnosis, and manage most patients with GAD.