The Causes And Symptoms Of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder All people have experienced; nervousness, sleepless nights or worrying about the day to day things at one time or another. It’s only natural to worry and stress about daily events, family and personal or loved one’s health. It is when it stops being occasional and starts being a constant occurrence when a disorder develops (National Institute of Mental Health, 2015). People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) have experiences such as these often if not daily. The worry and anxiety may start to interfere with work, school or other activities because of the inability to control the thoughts and feelings. Even though you may be aware of your anxiety, GAD is when worry becomes too much, and being diagnosed early …show more content…
A person with GAD will have the inability to relax and may become indecisive. This must happen most days in a 6-month time frame to be diagnosed with GAD. Symptoms of GAD include but are not limited to the following: a person being edgy or restless, becoming tired quickly, lack of concentration, headaches or migraines, muscle stiffness and pain, sleep difficulties including falling asleep or staying asleep, irregular bowels, nausea, sadness (depression) and having shortness of breath (panic attack). A panic attack is when a person is completely overwhelmed with anxiety and fear causing the heart to pound and they may not be able to breathe. Daniel K. Hall-Flavin M.D. from Mayo Clinic states, “when panic attacks occur, you might think you 're losing control, having a heart attack or even dying” (2015). Depression is the constant feeling of sadness and lack of interest. Symptoms will also vary from male to female or from childhood to adults. Children or and teenagers are more school related such as poor confidence or spending a lot time doing or redoing homework (Hall-Flavin, Daniel K. M.D.,2014) Statistically, 3.1% of adults 18 years of age or …show more content…
Depending on the person and severity of the case, most people find using both can be beneficial. Therapy helps the patient talk out their anxiety and learns new methods to avoid anxiety or to focus thoughts into meditation. Meditation is different for everyone. Options include yoga, running, journaling, and many more options. The psychiatrist might find medications beneficial for a patient. Medications such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety or sedatives are often prescribed, and each medication comes with its set of side effects. Each case will be different depending on the person, and working close with the mental health professional will lead to the best treatment (Hall-Flavin, Daniel K.

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