general anxiety

3 Signs of Having a Generalized Anxiety Disorder

It is normal to experience anxiety from time to time. When faced with a work problem, taking a test, or deciding on an important matter, it’s common to feel anxious. A disorder involving anxiety involves more than temporary worry in such situations. For someone struggling with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not disappear after their issue and can worsen over time. Their symptoms interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships, creating hardships for them throughout life.

 

What is Generalized Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and various phobias.

An individual with a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) displays excessive anxiety or worry, most of the time for at least six months, about personal health, work, social interaction, and everyday routines. Social interactions, school, and work can be affected by fear and anxiety.

 

The Three Most Common Symptoms

Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms can range much further than this. Alas, the three most common symptoms to spot early on include:

  1. Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge
  2. Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank
  3. Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep

 

Contact Us Today

Anxiety disorders can generally be treated with psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of both. There are many ways to treat different forms of anxiety, so it is essential to seek the correct form of treatment you need from your doctor to choose the best method for you. Let one of our professionals work with you today at Unitas Healthcare Systems. To get started, contact us today by calling (617) 401-7441 or sending us an email at info@uhsma.com. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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