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what exactly is generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

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Dr. Eric Anderson
20 years experience Psychiatry
GAD: Gad is the presence of anxiety that is impairing, problematic, and/or extreme. The anxiety is present most days, throughout the day, and does not have to have a trigger. The anxiety tends to be about anything & everything (hence the generalized part) and out-of-proportion to the reality of one's situation. It's rooted in biological, life story, dimensional, spiritual and/or behavioral perspectives.
Answered on Dec 16, 2019
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Dr. Leonard Lado
31 years experience Psychiatry
Generalized Anxiety: Excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation), occurring more-days-than-not for at least 6 months, about a number of events or activities (such as work or school performance).The person finds it difficult to control the worry.The anxiety and worry are associated with three (or more) of the following 1.Restlessness easily fatigued difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension.
Answered on May 14, 2016
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
See this website: On GAD http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/generalized-anxiety-disorder/basics/symptoms/CON-20024562
Answered on May 29, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
GAD: People with GAD may be experience constant, out of control worrying. This can be expressed by the body in the form of fatigue, lightheadedness, insomnia, frequent urination, abdominal pain, lump in throat, shortness of breath, headaches and muscle tension (especially upper back & neck). There can ^'ed irritability & v'ed concentration.
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Get help: Seek help from a psychologist and/ or a psychiatrist . A combination of psychotherapy and medication can help you overcome your anxiety.
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