Generalized Anxiety

Do you feel consumed by your worries? Do you find that you worry about a wide range of issues such as:

·       work

·       school

·       money

·       relationships

·       natural disasters

·       your own or your loved one's health

Everyone worries, but people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) worry to the point of imaging the worst possible outcome in many situations.  Common symptoms people experience are:

·       Feeling tense, restless, and keyed up

·       Being easily fatigued

·       Difficulty concentrating

·       Irritability

·       Muscle tension

·       Sleep disturbance - difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or restless unsatisfying sleep

Children also suffer from GAD.  Their worries may center around their family getting sick or dying.  Any bad news they hear on the TV will cause them concern. They may also worry about getting in trouble at school, or at home, even when they don't have a history of defiance.

Treatment

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy can help people to think more realistically about their worries, learn to problem solve productively, accept uncertainty and feel more relaxed.