What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?
People with GAD experience a pattern of frequent, almost constant worry, nervousness, tension and anxiety. People who have phobias have these same feelings, but they’re triggered by a specific thing or situation. With GAD, these uncomfortable feelings aren’t caused by anything in particular.
People living with GAD feel excessively worried and anxious most days for at least six months. They also have a lot of trouble controlling these feelings.
As well as general anxiety and worry, people with GAD may also notice other symptoms such as apprehension, nervousness, dizziness, stomach upset and muscle tension. All of these can be very difficult to deal with, to the point where living a normal life becomes very difficult.