Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
All of us are anxious from time to time. And many of us have some things we worry about. People who experience generalized anxiety, however, worry about many things, frequently, and to a great degree. Years ago, people who experienced generalized anxiety disorder were said to be worrywarts.
Generalized anxiety disorder doesn’t mean your anxiety is worse than other types, but that you worry about more things and more often.
Generalized anxiety disorder also doesn’t mean there is something medically, biologically, chemically, or genetically wrong. It means you haven’t learned healthy ways of dealing with adversity, uncertainty, and risk. So, you worry!
Generalized anxiety symptoms:
- a general feeling of uneasiness
- persistently being on alert for danger
- persistent worry
- an overly cautious approach to life
- a persistent feeling of being unsafe
- overly reactive to things that you perceive could be threatening
- many of the physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms of anxiety
Plus many more symptoms.
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