Unlikely. There is no familial connection with generalized anxiety disorder. However, first-degree relatives have a higher rate of mood and anxiety disorders.
In the genes. Twenty-five percent of first degree relatives are believed to be affected as well. If identical twins, if one has gad - 50% of the time the other will have gad as well. Not to worry. Manage your stress effectively, get good sleep, avoid caffeine/alcohol, and utilize diaphragmatic breathing/relaxation strategies. Exposure therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and medications do work very well.
Mindfulness. There are many books on mindfulness and dealing with stress and anxiety.
Perhaps, in two ways. Genetics plays a role in depression with more than expected frequency in specific families. It could be a genetic predisposition but there is the distinct possibility that some of the anxiety found is a learned response from being around a family member who deals with stress by being anxious. It would be hard to tell the difference since there are no clear studies that have tried to separate them.
You're in control. While panic attacks may be physiological, chronic anxiety is often about dysfunctional learned patterns of thinking. Especially with some guidance, you can learn to reprogram these, even if you grew up in a home full of worriers, insecurity and drama.
My mom is bipolar and I have anxiety disorder. Is there a chance that I could also be bipolar? Is it genetic?
Yes. There is a genetic predisposition for bipolar disorder. I cannot say whether or not you have such a predisposition. It is certainly possible that you have an anxiety disorder without being bipolar. A qualified psychologist or psychiatrist can determine what type of disorder you have and what you don't have.
New mom with general anxiety disorder andpost traumatic stress disorder which is acting up. Not breatfeeding. What is safest treatments available?
Sounds like lots. Of stress w/a blessing in the middle of it. Congrats on the new baby. Please try to see a mental health professional. He/she can help smooth things out by teaching you some coping strategies. Peace and good health. A book called hope and help for your nerves by claire weekes may also benefit you.
Bad enough to. Require in patient psychiatric care.
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.
Anxiety. Can progress to panic attacks, with severe avoidance leading to depression & compromised daily functioning.
GAD. With proper treatment & indurance, sure.
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.
GAD Tx. Medications such as SSRI's or SNRI's may be used. Benzodiazapines are sometimes used as well.
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.
Psychotherapy. Get in psychotherapy to explore and resolve any related issues... In time, based on the intensity of your discomfort, you could discuss with your therapist potential benefit of medication. My rule of thumb is that if at all tolerable, I would delay getting on medication and give the therapy process a chance to qick in... Best wishes...
G A D. There are several good books available, look online and do a search for workbooks and g.A.D. Also, consider making an appointment with a qualified therapist. Psychology today online has many therapist profiles.