General anxiety disorder or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by uncontrollable worry about everyday things. The frequency, intensity, and duration of the worry are disproportionate to the actual source of worry, and such worry often interferes with daily functioning. GAD sufferers often uncontrollably worry over things such as their job, their finances, and the health of themselves and their family. ...


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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... The signs and symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder can vary in combination or severity. They may include: Restlessness Feeling of being keyed up or on edge Feeling a lump in your throat Difficulty...
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... When you feel anxious, your body releases hormones that prepare you to react to a threat. This is called the fight-or-flight response. When anxiety gets out of control, this response can occur almost ...
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment

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... People with anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder are more likely to develop other medical illnesses, and having an anxiety disorder can prolong the course of such illnesses. Generali...
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... The two main treatments for generalized anxiety disorder are medication and psychotherapy, either alone or in combination. Medications Doctors use antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications to treat...
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Support

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Coping skills
... Living with generalized anxiety disorder can be difficult. In addition to dealing with excessive worry, you may find that other conditions, such as depression, often accompany GAD and can make you fee...
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Other

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... It''s normal to feel anxious or worried at times. Everyone does. In fact, a moderate amount of anxiety can be good. It helps you respond appropriately to real danger, and it can help motivate you to e...
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