Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is an anxiety illness that is marked by chronic anxiety and stress, even though there is little or nothing to be worried about. People with generalized anxiety disorder worry about everyday life events and activities intensely and uncontrollably. They also experience painful physical symptoms, including exhaustion and sore muscles, and sleeping and attention issues can also occur.

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Know More About Generalised Anxiety Disorder

01 Facts about generalised anxiety disorder

  • Generalized anxiety disorder is more prevalent in developed countries.
  • Women are twice as likely to be affected as men.
  • Generalized anxiety disorder often co-occurs with major depression.
  • Only one third of those suffering from Generalized Anxiety disorders receive proper treatment.
  • Generalized anxiety disorder often begins in childhood or adolescence but may start at any age.

02 Causes of generalised anxiety disorder

  • Extensive exposure to adverse conditions, like personal or family illness.
  • Impact of Childhood abuse.
  • Excessive intake of caffeine, smoking or tobacco can lead to anxiety
  • Having a family history of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

03 Symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder

  • Nervousness
  • The feeling of danger or panic
  • Rapid heart rate and breathing
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Feeling tired or fatigued
  • Concentration problems
  • Insomnia
  • Psychotherapy-This therapy is done through talk therapy.

04 Therapy used in generalised anxiety disorder counselling

  • Psychotherapy-This therapy is done through talk therapy.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychological treatment involving the training of practical skills to cope with symptoms of anxiety
  • Medication-The antidepressants are used to treat anxiety disorders.
  • Relaxation techniques are one of the best ways to deal with anxiety, one of them being progressive muscle relaxation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety is pervasive and widespread but not limited to or even substantially predominating in any specific environmental circumstances (i.e., it is free-floating). The predominant symptoms, like complaints of ongoing anxiety, shaking, muscle tension, perspiration, light-headedness, palpitations, dizziness, and epigastric discomfort are frequent. Along with many other anxieties and dreads, the patient or a family member frequently expresses fears that they or another person may fall ill or have an accident soon.

Mindfulness exercises, breathing exercises and physical workout help to calm down anxiety.

The hallmark of generalised anxiety disorder is excessive worry over ordinary problems and circumstances. It endures for more than six months. A Person with this disorder might experience anxiety as well as restlessness, discomfort, difficulty concentrating, irritability, increased muscle tension, and difficulty sleeping.

Stress in the home or outside the home might cause GAD. GAD may also be brought on by chronic illness and disease. Generalized anxiety disorder likely has a complicated biological and environmental origin, similar to many other mental health diseases.

Interaction of biological and psychological factors can lead to generalized anxiety disorder.

Feeling uneasy, restless, or tense are typical anxiety indications and symptoms. feeling of terror, doom, or impending danger. having a faster heartbeat.

Anti-anxiety medicines, psychotherapy particularly mindfulness based cognitive therapy can be used to treat generalized anxiety disorders.

No there is not a permanent cure for generalized anxiety disorder.

Psychotherapy has been found to be an effective treatment to treat generalized anxiety disorders.

It depends upon the severity of the symptoms, treatment approach and the recovery of the patient. Chances of relapse are possible.

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