Anxiety Disorders


Anxiety Disorders

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a mental health condition characterized by excessive and persistent worry and anxiety. Symptoms include restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbances.

GAD can vary in severity and impact daily functioning and quality of life. Treatment options include psychotherapy and medications, with the duration depending on individual needs. If left untreated, GAD can lead to chronic anxiety, impaired functioning, and increased risk of other mental health disorders.

Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD):
  • Excessive worry and anxiety about various aspects of life
  • Restlessness or feeling on edge
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating or finding your mind going blank
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbances
  • GAD symptoms can range from mild to severe, impacting daily functioning and quality of life.
Treatment options:
  • Medications
  • Relaxation techniques
Duration of treatment:
  • Treatment for GAD is typically long-term, with the duration depending on the individual's needs and response to treatment.
Complications if untreated:
  • Chronic anxiety and distress
  • Impaired social & occupational functioning
  • Increased risk of developing other mental health disorders, such as depression or substance abuse

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