Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder is an anxiety disorder.

Women are more likely than men are to experience generalized anxiety disorder.
Generalized anxiety usually does not cause people to avoid situations, and there isn’t an element of a “panic attack” involved in the prognosis, either.

It is characterized by chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it.

Persons with generalized anxiety disorder anticipate disaster and are overly concerned about health issues, money, family problems, or difficulties at work.

People with generalized anxiety disorder can’t seem to shake their concerns. Along with phobias, panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder is among the most common anxiety disorders.

General anxiety disorder sufferers seem unable to completely relax and often suffer with insomnia. Treatment may involve specific medications that provide a sedative (sleep-inducing) or calming effect. Several antidepressant medicines are approved for generalized anxiety disorder.

Causes of Generalized anxiety disorder

The common causes and risk factor’s of Generalized anxiety disorder:

  • Certain disorders, such as an overactive thyroid gland.
  • Generalized anxiety disorder appears to run in some families.
  • Coping with illness. Having a serious physical illness, such as cancer, can make you anxious. Worrying about the implications of your diagnosis and possible treatment can become excessive and overwhelming.
  • Stress.
  • A personality type or disorder that is more prone to anxiety.

Symptoms of Generalized anxiety disorder

Some sign and symptom related to Generalized anxiety disorder are as follows:

  • Fatigue.
  • Headaches.
  • Muscle tension.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Sweating, and hot flashes.
  • Restlessness.
  • Feeling of being keyed up or on edge.

Treatment of Generalized anxiety disorder

  • Treatments for generalized anxiety disorder include medications and cognitive behavioral therapy. A combination of the two has proved the most effective in alleviating symptoms; medication alone may reduce some anxiety but will not eliminate it entirely.
  • Psychotherapy : Also known as talk therapy, this treatment involves receiving help from a mental health professional through a combination of talking and listening.
  • The antiepileptic pregabalin is also used. The anti-anxiety drug buspirone (BuSpar) is sometimes used in addition to or instead of SSRIs in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.