What is generalized anxiety

15 Oct

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a relatively common anxiety problem that affects 3-4% of the population each year.The main symptom of GAD is an exaggerated or unfounded state of worry and anxiety, often about such everyday matters as health, money, family, or work. Although people with GAD may realize that their anxiety is excessive or unwarranted, they are unable to simply “snap out of it.” For them, the mere thought of getting through the day can provoke anxiety. GAD is often accompanied by physical symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, and gastrointestinal problems.

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