generalized anxiety disorder

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<b>Generalized anxiety disorder is also known as <a href="#topics/Anxiety-disorder">Anxiety disorder</a></b>. Generalized anxiety disorder is a condition consisting of uncontrollable and constant worry and nervousness regarding many areas of life. This may result in restlessness, fatigue, poor concentration, or irritability.
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What is generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD

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Or Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a persistent pattern of anxiety/worry about a number of things for at least 6 months. it involves feeling restless or keyed up, easy fatiguability, trouble concentrating, irritability, muscle tension and/or sleep distturbance. These anxieties cause significant distress or impairment in functioning.
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How do you treat generalized anxiety disorder?

The best treatment

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For GAD is a combination of medications and therapy.
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How do you define generalized anxiety disorder?

Unwarranted worrying

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) refers to people who worry about lots and lots of things rather than specific things such as flying or insects. They feel worried, tense, and irritable more often than not beyond what is warranted objectively, with symptoms such as restlessness, poor conentration, and poor sleep. Some physical illnesses can cause GAD but typically there is no known cause.
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Dr. Missid Ghanem answered:

Generalized anxiety disorder. Where do I start?

Good therapist...

Psychotherapy should be an essential part of your treatment plan. You will get to listen to your emotional self & understand what the anxiety is about & heal/grow/adjust accordingly... U could discuss the potential benefit of meds with ur therapist, but if at all possible & bearable, visit a few times in therapy prior to introducing meds to the mix. U wanna listen to the anxiety before u numb it!
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Is generalized anxiety disorder a mental disease?

Yes.

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Generalized anxiety disorder refers to a persistent pattern of worrying about a variety of real or imagined possible bad events that can occur to the point that it interferes with day-to-day functioning. It is quite common, often runs in families, and can be surprisingly debilitating. It also it quite responsive to various treatments, both talk therapies and medications.
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Could you have generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

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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 &amp; neck). There can ^'ed irritability &amp; v'ed concentration.
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Natural ways to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Life style change

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regular meals,enough rest, sport,hobbies such as music,self help books ,are some of the ways
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What exactly is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?

Generalized Anxiety

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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
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What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

Genes & Environment

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Complex process: Research suggests that part I of GAD is a heritable, but nonspecific tendency to manifest an emotional disorder. However, a psychological vulnerability, stress due to life events, the process of anxiety across multiple domains are also required for worry to be the predominant coping mechanism. See Barlow (2002) Anxiety and Is Disorders for a beautiful, research supported overview.
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What are the tests for generalized anxiety disorder?

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There are many tests; some seem better than others. But no one "test" is determinative. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert,who then can employ 1 or more tests,or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence.
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