What is Anxiety?
Generalised Anxiety disorder (GAD) or Anxiety is a persistent and excessive feeling of unease, worry or fear for no specific reason.
The worry displayed by individuals with GAD is either unwarranted or at times, even for no apparent reason.
What are the symptoms of Anxiety?
The symptoms vary for each individual. If you suspect that you or you loved ones may have GAD seek professional advise.
Excessive feelings of restlessness or worry
Having a sense of impending doom
Having troubles sleeping or concentrating
The above-provided list is in no means exhaustive. If you think that you or someone you know may be suffering from anxiety consult your General Practitioner or related health professional.
Anxiety is also a symptom of may disorders appropriately grouped into Anxiety Disorders such as Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and phobias (e.g. claustrophobia)
When to seek professional advise?
As with most emotions it is okay and completely normal to experience anxiety from time to time. Although, seek professional advise when and if you believe that your anxiety has been effecting your quality of life negatively.
Your therapist will ask you questions related to your anxieties and emotions to find out if you have GAD.
Many treatment options are available to help you cope with GAD such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), antidepressants (SSRIs) and psychotherapies.