Generalized Anxiety Research Paper

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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 …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 …show more content…
Normally it starts during adolescence or young adulthood. Symptoms of GAD may get better or worse at different times throughout the life time, and often flare up or get worse during times of major stress.
When people with GAD anxiety levels are calm they can function socially and hold down a job most of the time. Although they don’t avoid certain situations as a result of their disorder, people with GAD can have a hard time doing the simplest daily activities if their anxiety is severe. Generalized anxiety disorders affects about 3% of American adults in a given year, causing them to be filled with fear and uncertainty of their choices they make. 31 years old is the average age of onset GAD.
GAD affects about 6.8 million American adults. Women are actually twice as likely to be affected by anxiety then men. Generalized anxiety disorder slowly increases and grows, it can also begin at any point in one’s life. Although the highest risk of generalized anxiety disorder are normally between adolescence and middle aged

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