Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a condition that may put your life through a lot of stress unless you recognize that you are suffering from it and seek help.

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterised by an uncontrollable and unrealistic worry about everyday situations such as school, work, relationships or health. This worrying has to occur on the majority of days for at least six months for a diagnosis of GAD.

This worry is uncontrollable and can be accompanied by at least three additional symptoms which include:

  • feeling restless
  • getting tired easily
  • difficulty concentrating
  • feeling cranky
  • tense muscles
  • disturbed sleep.

GAD may affect parts of your life and you might find you’re not able to enjoy the things you normally would. It is possible that you might also feel more likely to misuse alcohol and drugs as a way to escape or numb overwhelming feelings.

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