Generalized Anxiety Disorder

If then you are affirming with these thoughts, you must better prepare yourself for a possible affliction of the disorder known as generalized anxiety disorder. But don’t bother yourself; let us dredge up first what generalized anxiety disorder really is. A common anxiety disorder that involves chronic perturbing, jumpiness, and nervousness, generalized anxiety disorder is strew- a general feeling of trepidation or hopelessness that colors one’s whole life. A less intense than a panic attack, it is much longer lasting making normal life unattainable and relaxation unworkable. Like other people who worry about health issues, money family problems, or difficulties, a person with generalized anxiety disorder worries everything into a higher level.

Common Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Emotional symptoms may develop are constant worries running in head, feeling like the anxiety is unmanageable that there is nothing you can do to stop worrying, intrusive thoughts about things that make you anxious, inability to tolerate uncertainty and a pervasive feeling of apprehension or nervousness. Behavioral symptoms may arise are inability to relax, difficulty concentrating or focusing on things, putting things off because you feel overwhelmed, avoiding situations that make you anxious and lastly physical symptoms may manifest are feeling tense, having muscle tightness or body aches, having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep because you mind won’t quit, feeling edgy, and gastrointestinal problems.

Major Cause

A tête-à-tête with a co-worker’s slapdash comment about the economy becomes a mental picture of a forthcoming pink slip or a phone call to a friend that is not immediately returned becomes anxiety that the relationship is in trouble. These are the scenario that manifests the behavior of downward personality. Going about activities filled with exaggerated worry and tension will only trigger the development of generalized anxiety disorder. Traumatic experiences can also cause symptoms similar to that of generalized anxiety disorder.


Individualized strategies are enough for many people with generalized anxiety disorder and others need extra therapy and assistance to get anxiety under control. Despite of the application of self-help treatment, if worries and fears are unmanageable, it is better to seek professional assistance. Take note that the effectiveness of self-help treatment cannot be ignored. Exercise, proper nutrition and diet release extensive worrying and tension and this relieve the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.  Make sure that your symptoms really commensurate to that generalized anxiety disorder to avoid inaccuracy of medication. Nonetheless, anxiety symptoms that are relatively new may be able to be a manifestation of other problems especially now that there are lots of anxiety related disorders exist that requires another medical interpretation and medications. Through the help of mental health professional, accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment will be furnished. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is often accompanied by other problems, such as depression, substance abuse, and other anxiety disorders. For treatment to thrive, it’s imperative to get help for all of the problems you’re dealing with.