General Anxiety Disorder

Written by Sarah A.

It is normal for us to be anxious or worry about something because we are uncertain of the results. For example, we could be anxious about our first date, exams or tests, first interview, auditions, or generally anything that has to do with performance.

We could also worry about money, health, relationships, jobs etc. However, this becomes a problem when worrying is extreme, persistent and interrupts our daily function. 

Symptoms

People who tend to feel this way often have symptoms that relates to panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and many other anxiety related disorders. This feeling is a disorder called the General Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

People experiencing this disorder find it difficult to concentrate on tasks or activities because they keep having thoughts of things and going extra lengths to analyze things. One of the most common symptom of GAD is overthinking. Other symptoms may include the following. 

  • Inability to take a chill over situations.
  • Being overly concerned about things that probably should cause you to raise your brow.
  • Feeling persistent restlessness and uneasiness.
  • Being indecisive most times over the fear of making the wrong choice.
  • Easily startled.
  • Having difficulty eating, sleeping and getting things you normally enjoy doing done.
  • Having unexplainable physical pains like stomach upset.
  • Worry pretty much about similar things daily. 

Treatment

If you have four to five of these symptoms, it is advisable you reach out to a mental health specialist, a psychiatrist or a psychologist. GAD can be treated with medications or therapy or both.

At Zari Care, we offer therapy such as the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that can help you recover quickly.

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