What is generalized anxiety disorder?

What is generalized anxiety disorder?
May 03 04:52 2016 by admin Print This Article

There is no shortage of things to worry about – from personal concerns about job security or health, to fears related to larger issues such as political conflicts or natural disasters. Temporary anxiety can be a healthy response to uncertainty and danger, but constant worry and nervousness may be a sign of generalized anxiety disorder.

Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by debilitating worry and agitation about nothing in particular, or anything at all.

People with generalized anxiety disorder tend to worry about everyday matters. They can’t shake the feeling that something bad will happen, and they will not be prepared. They may worry to excess about missing an appointment, losing a job, or having an accident. Some people even worry about worrying too much.

Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder

The following are well-observed symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.

  1. Persistent, excessive worry about several different things for at least six months
  2. Fatigue, difficult sleeping, or restlessness
  3. Trouble concentrating
  4. Irritability
  5. Muscle tension
  6. Feeling tense or “on edge”

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  1. Mythili
    October 28, 14:31 #1 Mythili

    Anxiety is one of the things that gets ignored most of the times with people just asking the person to chill. Awareness about the condition is lacking and thus thanks for taking the initiative about making it known to the people.

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