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My counsellor thinks i suffer with generalised anxiety - and especially catastrophization. What does this actually meas?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Catastrophizing

Means making mountains out of mole hills.
Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms include 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.

In brief: Catastrophizing

Means making mountains out of mole hills.
Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms include 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.
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