Generalized anxiety disorder question? Is it a one time thing or does it come back?

Tends To Be Chronic. Generalized anxiety disorder can be treated with good resolution of symptoms. However, the course of this disorder is chronic by definition, so treatment usually requires a long period of time, and the goal of treatment tends to be management rather than disappearance of symptoms.
Both possibilites. Generalized anxiety disorder can occur once as well reoccur. The treatment of your anxiety disorder is key to reoccurance. Medication alone may give relief. Without treatment of the behavior patterns that trigger the anxiety, you will continue these patterns. Your anxiety will emerge despite the medication. Psychotherapy(with or without medication) is your best way to avoid a chronic problem.
Depends... If the underlying issues, anxieties & belief system that support the gad are explored and modified or healed, the chance of it being lifelong or re-occurring is greatly reduced & in many cases, eliminated... The treatment plan has to include a working through of the issues... (usually psychotherapy).

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Generalized anxiety disorder question. How much anxiety before you are officially diagnosed?

Impairment. Gad is diagnosed when a person meets a sufficient number of diagnostic criteria listed in a psychiatric manual. However, as you have anticipated the anxiety must be sufficient that it causes distress and/or impairment. Read more...
See below. Check out this link for the official criteria for gad: http://behavenet.Com/generalized-anxiety-disorder. Read more...

Very nervous about seeing a gynecologist for the first time. Should I tell her I have generalized anxiety disorder and how nervous I am for the appt?

Tell the doc. Many people feel anxious when going to the doctor. The first appointment can be anxiety provoking still as you don't know the doc & you have not had that type of exam before. In addition, GYN exams raise topics that we usually think of as private and that too can add to your discimport. Let the doc know yout concerns as they you can work together . Good luck. Read more...

Can generalized anxiety disorder make you think people are talking behind your back?

It's a symptom. U know u don't feel right and u assume others are noticing & commenting about u--more likely they r thing about their own stuff. Read more...

Questions regarding generalized anxiety disorder and cognitive behavioral therapy. How helpful is it?

Can Be Helpful. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be helpful for a variety of anxiety disorders. You may also find that you get even better benefit using a combination of medication and therapy, at least until the anxiety is under better control. Read more...
Very helpful. It is important to find a psychologist that provides a structured cognitive behavioral therapy program because some providers just end up chit chatting with you instead of providing the same structured cbt program that the reseach has found to be very helpful. Read more...

Is taking Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium okay for treating GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and chronic back pain?

Not wise. It is not wise to take both of these medications at the same time. They are both in the same class and this could lead to overdose or addiction. Was this prescribed by your doctor? If so, ask him/her about the potential risks and benefits. If not talk to him/her. Read more...

Have generalized anxiety disorder and experiencing cold hands and feet. Thyroid checkd tsh=0.848 and all heart test came back fine. Is this anxiety?

Hard to say,, This TSH result is in normal range so it's not technically anything to do with your thyroid, and the cold hands and feet might be due to some physical issue like circulation or raynaud's phenomenon which can be from cold, stress, or an autoimmune issue like lupus. So it's possible anxiety is a component but there can be other factors so see the doctor for more tests and your heart test results. Read more...
Low Iron low thyroid. Causes include perno, raynaud's, cryoglonulinemia, wearing gloves and wool socks and stay indoors where it's warm.Don't smoke. It impairs circulation.Avoid caffeine. It constricts blood vessels avoid handling cold objects. Use ice tongs to pick up ice cubes. .Review:cold hands and feet at www.Emedicinehealth.Com see you family doctor for an evaluation and testing. Read more...