We believe that anxiety disorders are treatable and that no one should have to live with excessive anxiety.
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common condition that affects about 6.8 million adults, or 3.1% of the U.S. population in any given year. People with GAD experience chronic, difficult to control worry and concern in multiple life areas including work, relationships, finances, and health. GAD is also associated with physical symptoms, such as restlessness, being easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension and disrupted sleep. The excessive anxiety and worry experienced often takes a toll on mental as well as physical health and well-being.
What are the Symptoms of GAD?
The main symptoms of GAD include:
Yes. Most people worry about things from time to time. However, for people with GAD, worry affects their everyday life. They may try to control their worries by doing things like repeatedly asking others for reassurance, avoiding trying new things or taking on new challenges or opportunities, overpreparing for any potential event, visiting doctors frequently, or avoiding making decisions. People with GAD may find it difficult to focus on tasks at work or school, which can affect their productivity or performance. For others, the worry may cause feelings of irritability or exhaustion, which can make it hard to be around friends or family. Excessive anxiety and worry often takes a toll on mental as well as physical health and well-being.
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