Are the neurons connected incorrectly in people with generalized anxiety disorder?

Not so clear. At this point in time, we have a biochemical model of generalized anxiety disorder (gad), but no structural model. So we are looking at how neurons talk to each other rather than where they are connected.

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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...

I am a hypochondriac and also have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Some days are good and sime are bad. I'm on medication for anxiety. Is it normal?

Anxiety Disorder. There will be good days and bad days.If you want more good days you may need to have your medication adjustedIn addition,therapy can be very helpful to deal with your anxiety. 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...

I have generalized anxiety disorder, and have had a bad week with anxiety. Could this cause this sudden onset of palpitations?

Anxiety speeds heart. Palpitations (pounding heart) and tachycardia (fast heart rate) are indeed very common with anxiety especially with panic attacks which can be very scary! Read more...
Palpitations. Changes in heart rate, including its getting faster, feeling like it's pounding, and having palpitations, can come from anxiety. If you've never had these before at all, see your physician for a checkup. Read more...

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...

Is there a preferred way to handle generalized anxiety disorder?

CBT & Meds. The gold standard treatment for gad is a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and medication when warranted. Cbt would teach the individual cognitive restructuring, progressive muscle relaxation, and "worry exposure, " which are meant to combat the three components of worry: physical symptoms, cognitive symptoms, and avoidance behaviors. Read more...