Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterised by persistent worry (“what if…”) and constant worrying (“…and then what if…”). When worry is excessive, people tend to feel anxious, overwhelmed with physical symptoms such as tension & difficulty relaxing.
It’s time to get help with Generalised Anxiety Disorder when;
You frequently feel anxious and are excessively worried much of the time
You predict one disastrous outcome after another
You try very hard to seek certainty about many things in your life
You can’t turn off your worry, and anxiety is affecting your daily life
You’re finding it hard to sleep, or you have nausea, IBS symptoms, aches and pains, difficulty concentrating, and are indecisive or just feel really stuck.
Guidelines produced by NICE (the National Institute of Clinical Excellence) recommend CBT for all anxiety disorders and is the most effective psychological treatment to treat Generalised Anxiety Disorder, with the longest duration of effect.