People with GAD feel frequent - almost constant - worry, nervousness, tension and anxiety. However, unlike a phobia where the fear is connected to a specific object or situation, GAD is not triggered by anything in particular.
Since GAD is not triggered by any one thing, people can find it difficult explaining what they feel and seeking help. Because of this, many people with GAD suffer in silence, but the nagging anxiety makes living a normal life increasingly difficult.
There are actually lots of ways in which the symptoms can be improved, so if you think you may have GAD it’s important you see your doctor as soon as possible.
This website tells you about GAD, its effects and how you can manage it. You’ll find practical advice on the treatments available and on the little changes you can make to your normal routine that are also known to help, such as exercise, diet and getting a good night’s sleep. So whether you have only recently been diagnosed with GAD and you’re finding out about it for the first time, or whether you’d like to dig a bit deeper after having the condition for some time, you’ve come to the right place. We also have a section dedicated to providing information specifically for people caring for those with GAD.
Using the menu to the left you can explore what GAD is, who’s at risk, its signs and symptoms and its treatments, including the small changes you can make in your diet and lifestyle that are known to make a difference. Also, you’ll find information on how to get the best out of your NHS services as well as practical support and information for carers.
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