Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

A natural thing if you feel uneasy, especially when under stress. But if you are experiencing anxiety that affects your daily activities you may have generalized anxiety disorder.

GAD can be experienced during childhood or adolescence. GAD is similar to the feeling of panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other types of anxiety, but different conditions.

Living with GAD may be a long-term challenge. In some cases, this occurs in conjunction with other causes of anxiety and mood too chaotic. In many cases, GAD treated with medical treatment or psychotherapy. Making lifestyle changes, learning specific skills and abilities, and use relaxation techniques can also help.
Symptoms of GAD can vary and combine with each other. Which includes are:

• Constantly worrying about something be it on something small or large
• Restlessness
• Tired
• Difficulty concentrating or mind is blank
• Hurry angry
• The tension in the muscle or muscle pain
• Trembling, feeling nervous or easily startled
• Difficulty sleeping
• Sweating, nausea or diarrhea
• Shortness of breath or rapid heartbeat

GAD often begins at a young age and have signs and symptoms that develop slowly than other anxiety illnesses. Many people with GAD can not recall anytime when they feel relaxed and at ease.

GAD is a chronic condition which requires ongoing treatment. During treatment, you probably will not feel anxious all the time. However, you are prone to be nervous, especially when you feel stressed.

GAD often occurs along with other mental illnesses, such as anxiety disease, or problems with your mood. In general it can occur with depression.

Causes & Risk Factors


As in many other mental condition, what causes GAD is not fully understood. This may be a natural concomitant occurrence of chemical processes in the brain (neurotransmitters), such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. This kind of thing also happens in some cases involving genetic factors, environment and stress.

Risk factors

It can increase the risk of GAD include:
• Women. Women are two times more diagnosed with GAD.
• Difficulty in childhood. Children who experience trauma, including witnessing a traumatic event, a higher risk of developing the disease generalized anxiety disorder at some time in your life.
• Disease. Having a chronic condition or serious illness such as cancer can cause significant concerns about the future, medicine and finance.
• Stress. Major incidents or create situations that put pressure may trigger anxiety.
• Personality. People with multiple personality types tend to generalized anxiety disorder disease than others. In addition, some personality problems are also related to the problem of generalized anxiety disorder.
• Genetic. GAD can decrease illness of a family.
• The use of substances. Abuse of drugs or alcohol can aggravate anxiety. Caffeine and nicotine can also lead to GAD


There is no way to predict what would cause a person affected by GAD for the first time, but you can take steps to cut the impact of symptoms if you are restless:
• Seek help as early as possible. GAD, as well as other mental conditions, it can be difficult to overcome if you delay treatment.
• Keep your everyday life. Keep the routine of your life can help you and your mental health. As well as identifying what is causing you stress and roughly what would help you to feel better.
• Prioritize your life. You can reduce anxiety by setting the time and energy carefully.
• Avoid using unhealthy substances. Alcohol and drug use even the use of caffeine or nicotine can cause or exacerbate anxiety. If you can not calm down, see your doctor or find a support group to help you.


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