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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Overview)

Generalized anxiety disorder is also known as Anxiety disorder. 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 exactly is generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

Dr. Leonard Lado
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What exactly is generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Overview)

Generalized anxiety disorder is also known as Anxiety disorder. 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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Is nasal congestion a symptom of generalized anxiety disorder?

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Is nasal congestion a symptom of generalized anxiety disorder?

No: No, it is not. It may be allergies or other causes. Sometimes, anxiety patients can make a congested nose worse by blowing too hard. Be gentle as you blow your nose. See your doctor for a work up of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Overcoming Anxiety and Stress (Checklist)

As your stress or anxiety level is rising, stop what you're doing.
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Rate level of distress you're feeling from 0 (none) - 100 (overload)
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Ask yourself "What bad thing am I expecting to happen?"
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Slowly inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth
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Dr. Missid Ghanem
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How do I lessen my symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

Dr. Missid Ghanem
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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How do I lessen my symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder?

Therapy+other tools: Find a good psychotherapist: psychotherapy assists in identifying & resolving underlying issues... Depending on severity, meds may or may not be indicated...+introduce urself to the very powerful self help tool of emotional freedom technique (eft); it's all over the internet, youtube, www.Eftuniverse.Com. +mindfulness meditation & relaxation are very powerful tools for gad! wishing you well! ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Any blood tests or regular tests to diagnose generalized anxiety disorder or depression? I had my serotonin levels checked, and they were at 132.

Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Any blood tests or regular tests to diagnose generalized anxiety disorder or depression? I had my serotonin levels checked, and they were at 132.

Unfortunately,: Even checking serum serotonin levels doesn't always tell us what is going on in the brain because of something called the blood brain barrier. This is a barrier that lets some things in or out but not other things. And serotonin is only one of the neurotransmitters implicated in depression. So no, there is no reliable tests for diagnosing mental illnesses yet. ...Read more

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What are the tests for generalized anxiety disorder?

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Several: 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. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have generalized anxiety disorder and are terrified of taking prescription meds?

Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Get in Psychotherapy: That is the central element of gad treatment; meds are not necessary, they are just helpful at times in bringing down the intensity of the anxiety, while the exploratory therapy is underway; however, if you're that terrified of the meds at this time and would rather do it without, then you definitely can (it may be harder but doable); nothing wrong with changing your mind either... Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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What are probable causes generalized anxiety disorder?

Dr. Alan Ali
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GAD: Genetics, stress, chronic use of alcohol or sedatives, or triggered by tobacco or caffeine dependency. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
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How do you treat generalized anxiety disorder?

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The best treatment: For gad is a combination of medications and therapy. ...Read more

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What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

Dr. Alan Ali
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What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

GAD: It becomes chronic, with avoidance leading to more anticipatory anxiety leading to more physical symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

An anxiety disorder is a condition in which a person has mental illness with anxiety as a main symptom. Although some anxiety is common with normal persons in stressful situations, anxiety disorders occur when the anxiety is prolonged or greatly exaggerated, in comparison to how a normal person would respond ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Stress, worrying, apprehension... no matter what you call it, anxiety is a natural part of life. You can't escape anxiety, however we can all find healthier ways to manage it. There are many things we can do to help manage our anxiety - including meditation, exercise, and cutting back on stimulants ...Read more


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