Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common anxiety disorder that involves chronic worrying, nervousness and tension. We all experience situations from time to time that make us fearful and apprehensive. However, for some people their anxiety has no obvious cause. In these cases, the anxiety can become overwhelming and life becomes a constant state of fear, worry and dread. Eventually, if left untreated, the anxiety dominates a persons thinking so much that it can interfere with normal day to day functioning and may lead to avoidance of regular activities.
The difference between “normal” worrying and generalized anxiety disorder is that the worrying involved in GAD is:
What are the symptoms?
You may experience some or all of these:
What are the therapies that can help?
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