Anxiety is a normal emotion. You are anxious when faced with problem. You feel anxious while taking a test or when making a decision. It’s normal to feel anxious every now and then.
But the normal feeling of being anxious is different from Anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are mental illnesses. It involves excessive anxiety or fear. Anxiety disorders can keep us from carrying on with normal life.
What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder. A person with GAD experiences extreme anxiety and worry for months. Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms may include:
Physical symptoms may include:
What are the causes of generalized anxiety disorder?
The exact cause of generalized anxiety disorder is unknown. But it may involve a combination of genetic, surroundings and other risk factors. Specific factors include:
Diagnosis and Treatment
The first step is to see your doctor. Your doctor will examine you and will ask for your medical history. A mental health worker can work with you on the best treatment for your anxiety disorder. Unluckily, many people with generalized anxiety disorders don’t seek help.
The two main treatments for generalized anxiety disorders are:
It is a “talk therapy” with a mental health specialist. Your specialist helps you by talking how to deal and understand your anxiety.
Anti-depressant like Buspirone is an effective drug to treat generalized anxiety disorders.
Talk with your doctor about the benefits, risks and possible side effects.
Managing generalized anxiety disorder symptoms
Here’s what you can do to lessen your symptoms: