Generalized Anxiety Disorder

(GAD for short)

What is GAD?

GAD is a mental disorder characterized by excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no obvious reason for worry. People with GAD usually expect disaster to happen and cant stop worrying about health, money, family, work, or school.

Are there any symptoms?

  • Some symptoms of GAD include; Excessive, ongoing worry and tension, An unrealistic view of problems, Restlessness or a feeling of being "edgy", Irritability, Muscle tension, Headaches, Sweating, Difficulty concentrating, Nausea, The need to go to the bathroom frequently, Tiredness, Trouble falling or staying asleep, Trembling, and/or Being easily startled.

GAD can also make you easily angered.

If you have it, you are not alone.

How common is it?

About 6.8 million people Americans suffer from GAD. That's about 3.1 of the U.S. population. It can appear at any age, although the risks are at the highest during childhood - middle ages.