Can dehydration cause anxiety (from generalized anxiety disorder) to get worse?

Sure. It just gives you another thing to worry about. Being weak and dizzy causes lots of people to worry. Drink lots of fluids.
Absolutely. Dehydration can cause many symptoms, and can definitely exacerbate almost anything that a person is prone to. In a person with generalized anxiety disorder, dehydration can definitely cause increased symptoms of anxiety. Good hydration is essential to good health and well-being, and its importance often overlooked and/or underestimated. Keep water with you at all times to remain you to drink.

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After every panic attack, my muscles feel like they are burning and I have internal tremors for days while trying to relax. It gets worse after each attack. Could this be caused by anxiety? I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.

Anxiety shows itself. In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. There can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, GI symptoms, etc. Please see doctor and then go to a mental health professional to learn ways to deal w/anxiety. Peace and good health. Read more...

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...

How bad can the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder get?

Bad enough to. Require in patient psychiatric care. Read more...
Varies. Varies on the person, the environment and the triggers. It can lead to an er visit or a visit to a locked inpatient treatment center. If you or someone you know is not being treated with this disorder get you or them seen by a heathcare provider. Read more...
Anxiety. Can progress to panic attacks, with severe avoidance leading to depression & compromised daily functioning. Read more...

Can people get over high generalized anxiety disorder?

Sure. With treatment and medication real results are possible. Trying different techniques is helpful, but sticking to an anxiety management plan will be successful over the long term. Read more...

Can generalized anxiety disorder cause you to have bad thoughts/intrusive Thoughts??

Repetitive thoughts. that you recognize as "bad", discomfiting, annoying or intrusive but are unable to get out of your head are obsessions. Repetitive, seemingly purposeless, simple or complex motor acts that temporarily reduce anxiety caused by obsessions are compulsions. You may have more than one anxiety disorder. Evaluation for OCD, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & possible medication adjustments are warranted. Read more...

Could you please tell me the causes of generalized anxiety disorder and does heredity cause it?

Causes can be varied. The causes for generalized anxiety disorder can be varied. Often the various anxiety disorders run in families, but it is not absolutely clear whether the cause is hereditary or learned behaviors. If your parents tend to be anxious & high strung, they have taught you to relate to the world the same way. Read more...