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Generalised Anxiety

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a long-term condition that causes feelings of anxiety about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than 1 specific event. People with GAD feel anxious most days and often struggle to remember the last time they felt relaxed.

Physical and emotional symptoms of GAD include:

  • Worrying excessively, thinking bad things might happen

  • Restlessness, irritability, and/or difficulty concentrating

  • A sense of dread, or feeling constantly "on edge"

  • Dizziness

  • Strong, fast, or irregular heartbeat

  • Muscle aches and tension

  • Trembling or shaking

  • Dry mouth

  • Shortness of breath

  • Feeling sick, stomach or headache

  • Insomnia and/or tiredness

Experiencing the symptoms of anxiety every day can lead to social withdrawal as a way of avoiding feelings of worry and dread. This can disrupt day-to-day life and functioning, and make it difficult to go to school or work or maintain relationships.

Read our blog on Anxiety and CBT here

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