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Signs of Generalized anxiety disorder

Symptoms of Generalized anxiety disorder

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Generalized anxiety disorder may include:

Note that Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Generalized anxiety disorder signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Generalized anxiety disorder:

Anxiety Disorders: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is much more than the normal anxiety people experience day to day. It's chronic and exaggerated worry and tension, even though nothing seems to provoke it. Having this disorder means always anticipating disaster, often worrying excessively about health, money, family, or work. Sometimes, though, the source of the worry is hard to pinpoint. Simply the thought of getting through the day provokes anxiety. People with GAD also seem unable to relax. They often have trouble falling or staying asleep. Their worries are accompanied by physical symptoms, especially trembling, twitching, muscle tension, headaches, irritability, sweating, or hot flashes. They may feel lightheaded or out of breath. They may feel nauseated or have to go to the bathroom frequently. Or they might feel as though they have a lump in the throat.

Many individuals with GAD startle more easily than other people. They tend to feel tired, have trouble concentrating, and sometimes suffer depression, too. Usually the impairment associated with GAD is mild and people with the disorder don't feel too restricted in social settings or on the job. Unlike many other anxiety disorders, people with GAD don't characteristically avoid certain situations as a result of their disorder. However, if severe, GAD can be very debilitating, making it difficult to carry out even the most ordinary daily activities. (Source: excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NWHIC)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: NWHIC (Excerpt)

People with GAD canít seem to shake their concerns even though they usually realize that their anxiety is more intense than the situation warrants. People with GAD also seem unable to relax. They often have trouble falling or staying asleep. Their worries are accompanied by physical symptoms, especially trembling, twitching, muscle tension, headaches, irritability, sweating, or hot flashes. They may feel lightheaded or out of breath. They may feel nauseated or have to go to the bathroom frequently. Or they might feel as though they have a lump in their throat.

Many individuals with GAD startle more easily than other people. They tend to feel tired, have trouble concentrating, and sometimes suffer from depression, too.

Usually, the impairment associated with GAD is mild and people with the disorder donít feel too restricted in social settings or on the job. Unlike many other anxiety disorders, people with GAD donít characteristically avoid certain situations as a result of their disorder. However, if severe, GAD can be very debilitating, making it difficult to do even the most ordinary daily tasks. (Source: excerpt from Generalized Anxiety Disorder: NWHIC)

Anxiety Disorders: NIMH (Excerpt)

"I always thought I was just a worrier. I'd feel keyed up and unable to relax. At times it would come and go, and at times it would be constant. It could go on for days. I'd worry about what I was going to fix for a dinner party, or what would be a great present for somebody. I just couldn't let something go.

"I'd have terrible sleeping problems. There were times I'd wake up wired in the middle of the night. I had trouble concentrating, even reading the newspaper or a novel. Sometimes I'd feel a little lightheaded. My heart would race or pound. And that would make me worry more. I was always imagining things were worse than they really were: when I got a stomachache, I'd think it was an ulcer.

"When my problems were at their worst, I'd miss work and feel just terrible about it. Then I worried that I'd lose my job. My life was miserable until I got treatment." (Source: excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH)

Anxiety Disorders: NIMH (Excerpt)

People with GAD can't seem to shake their concerns, even though they usually realize that their anxiety is more intense than the situation warrants. Their worries are accompanied by physical symptoms, especially fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating, and hot flashes. People with GAD may feel lightheaded or out of breath. They also may feel nauseated or have to go to the bathroom frequently.

Individuals with GAD seem unable to relax, and they may startle more easily than other people. They tend to have difficulty concentrating, too. Often, they have trouble falling or staying asleep.

Unlike people with several other anxiety disorders, people with GAD don't characteristically avoid certain situations as a result of their disorder. When impairment associated with GAD is mild, people with the disorder may be able to function in social settings or on the job. If severe, however, GAD can be very debilitating, making it difficult to carry out even the most ordinary daily activities. (Source: excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH)

Facts about Generalized Anxiety Disorder: NIMH (Excerpt)

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by 6 months or more of chronic, exaggerated worry and tension that is unfounded or much more severe than the normal anxiety most people experience. People with this disorder usually expect the worst; they worry excessively about money, health, family, or work, even when there are no signs of trouble. They are unable to relax and often suffer from insomnia. Many people with GAD also have physical symptoms, such as fatigue, trembling, muscle tension, headaches, irritability or hot flashes. (Source: excerpt from Facts about Generalized Anxiety Disorder: NIMH)

More Symptoms of Generalized anxiety disorder:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Generalized anxiety disorder article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Generalized anxiety disorder?

The phrase "signs of Generalized anxiety disorder" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Generalized anxiety disorder that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Generalized anxiety disorder" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Generalized anxiety disorder.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Generalized anxiety disorder. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Generalized anxiety disorder has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Generalized anxiety disorder signs or Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Generalized anxiety disorder may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms.

 

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