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What exactly is generalized anxiety disorder (gad)?

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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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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What is generalized anxiety disorder?

What is generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD: 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. ...Read more

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What are probable causes generalized anxiety disorder?

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

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What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

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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What does generalized anxiety disorder do to your body over time ?

What does generalized anxiety disorder do to your body over time ?

Anxiety: Anxiety releases stress hormones which can be detrimental to your health in excess, can cause memory deficits, inflammation and low mood. Best. ...Read more

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What to do about generalized anxiety disorder - irritability?

Help!: See a psychiatrist so he can get to the root of your problem. ...Read more

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What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?

Genes & Environment: 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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for generalized anxiety disorder?

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 is the difference between Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Anxiety NOS?

What is the difference between Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Anxiety NOS?

NOS means: not otherwise specified. NOS is used at the end of a diagnosis when it is very general. GAD is more specific and refers to a type of anxiety that manifests in many circumstances and is not triggered by a specific situation nor is it panic attacks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Anxiety disorders include excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of ...Read more