Generalized Anxiety Disorder

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by various common things that are of constant and excessive concern. People with GAD can predict tragedy and could be unnecessarily worried about finances, health, family, employment, or other problems. GAD people find it hard to regulate their fear. In this article, we mentioned some little information about Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

In Generalized Anxiety Disorder, the individual is concerned with many life events and daily issues rather than a specific topic.

The main difference from other anxiety disorders is that anxiety does not develop specific to a particular event or situation. The anxiety does not start suddenly as in a panic attack and lasts for a significant part of the day. This anxiety is also accompanied by physical symptoms such as muscle tension, fatigue, and sleep disturbance.

To diagnose this disorder, the above symptoms should last for at least 6 months. Disseminated anxiety disorder is a chronic disease with increasing and decreasing symptoms.

The lifetime prevalence of generalized anxiety disorder is 3-6%. So it is 2 times more common in women. The age of onset is the beginning of the 20s. It is the most common anxiety disorder in the elderly.

Antidepressant drugs and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy are the primary approaches for treatment.

Last Updated on December 13, 2020 by Lucas Berg

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