Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Worry is a normal experience and nearly everyone worries at times.
Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive anxiety and worry about a variety of events or activities that occurs more days than not. People with generalized anxiety disorder find it difficult to control their worry, which may cause impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning, such as sleep and concentration.
People with GAD may recognize that their worry is out of proportion to the actual situation, yet still have difficulty controlling it.
Excessive worry can also be associated with other symptoms, such as nervousness, agitation or irritability, racing thoughts, stomachaches or nausea, headaches, and muscle tension.
Symptoms of GAD
- Feeling nervous, anxious, or on edge
- Not being able to relax
- Excessive worrying
- Trouble relaxing
- Becoming easily annoyed or irritated
- Having a sense of impending danger, or doom
- Difficulty sleeping
- Trouble concentrating
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, reach out and let us help you break free from the grip of fear.