Generalized Anxiety Disorder Essay

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Everybody at one point in their life knows what it 's like to feel anxious. When you are on a first date and you get butterflies in your stomach, or when you’re nervous when your boss yells at you and you don 't want to get in trouble. Anxiety can even act up when you have an adrenaline rush or fear you are in danger. Anxiety makes you respond in threatening situations and allows you to respond accordingly. Anxiety will even make you study for a test harder or to get a paper done on time, but overall anxiety helps you cope with situations. What anxiety disorder I will be focusing on will be generalized anxiety disorder or GAD. Anxiety disorders are a completely different story, this normal emotion that is supposed to be helpful can do just the opposite of what is suppose to do. It can keep you from coping with situations and can mess up your daily life style and habits you normally do. Overall there are several types of anxiety disorders each with their own side effects. An anxiety disorder will make you feel anxious or nervous almost all of the time, without any reason behind it. Sometimes the anxiety gets so bad and uncomfortable that to avoid them you will stop some normal and everyday activities and disrupt your normal routines. Some …show more content…
People with GAD startle easily, they can never relax, and most of the time have difficulty concentrating or paying attention. Most of the time people even have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or insomnia diagnosed. Some physical symptoms that are associated with generalized anxiety disorder include headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, muscle pains, are hard time swallowing, trembling or shaking, irritability, nausea, light headedness, shortness of breath, sweating and sometimes hot

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