Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms
All of us get worried at times, but for people who experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) this worry and anxiety can be persistent and impede your ability to function effectively or to relax.
Do you excessively worry about things for no apparent reason?
Is this excessive worry and anxiety impacting on your life?
There is a difference between GAD and normal worry.
A person with GAD worries more often and the worry is much more disruptive to their life and overall well being. With roughly 6.8 million Americans are affected by GAD it is important to recognize some of the symptoms and treatment for general anxiety disorder.
Here we describe:
Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms
There is a difference between normal worrying and GAD.
Let’s suppose that you watch TV broadcast about the current economic slowdown. The average person may worry and have a temporary unease about their overall finances and job security.
A person with GAD may excessively worry about their financial situation and have difficulty controlling their thoughts.
They may spend all night worrying about their finances and then continue to worry for more days than not about the worst case scenario in which he has lost his job, can't feed his family, and has no support.
While people with GAD may not avoid work or social situations, they do go about their day with excessive worry and anxiety, with little to provoke such excessive tension.
This excessive worry and anxiety can take it's toll both physically and mentally. With people who suffer the symptoms of GAD also likely to:
Generalized anxiety disorder treatment
People with GAD experience excessive worry that is hard to control and impacts on their day-to-day living. GAD can coexist with a number of other issues such as depression, alcohol abuse and many medical conditions, to name a few. So please seek advice from a qualified medical professional.
Cognitive behavioral therapy with a qualified therapist will most likely involve education, monitoring of thoughts and behavior, and cognitive and behavioral strategies to reduce overall anxiety symptoms.
This video on generalized anxiety disorder explains some of the symptoms and treatment of GAD.
This site is for information purposes only and is no substitute for treatment. Please see your local medical expert or mental health professional for advice.
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