Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Though all of us have occasional anxious moments, people who suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) experience excessive levels of anxiety, distress and tension which interferes with their capacity to live normal, happy lives. This anxiety can be continuous, and may be without apparent reason. It may include concern over events or issues unlikely to occur, and typically includes worries about everyday aspects of living like health, money, housing, children and the like. Physically, people suffering from this condition may experience interrupted sleep, muscle tension, rapid heart rate, headaches, fatigue and concentration problems, as well as an increased risk of other problems, such as depression, substance abuse or another anxiety related disorder. In general, people with GAD can be described as ‘worriers’.