Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
anxiety gets generalized to other situations, and can then become
overwhelming or associated with life in general. Typically GAD develops
over a period of time and may not be noticed until it is significant
enough to cause problems with functioning.
its name implies, GAD is evidenced by general feelings of anxiety such as
mild heart palpitations, dizziness, and excessive worry. The symptoms are
difficult to control for the individual and are not related to a specific
event (such as in PTSD) and are not as severe as those found with Panic
and/or psychotherapy have been found to be helpful, especially therapy
aimed at teaching the client how to gain control over the symptoms.
is good for the more extreme symptoms, but those associated with
underlying fears are more difficult to treat (such as excessive worry).
Working through childhood issues can be helpful as these tend to get
distorted as they follow us into adulthood (e.g., over-controlling
parental styles, sexual abuse, childhood phobias).