Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a pattern of frequent, constant worry and anxiety over many different activities and events.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common condition. Genes may play a role. Stress may also contribute to the development of GAD.
Anyone can develop this disorder, even kids. Most people with the disorder report that they have been anxious for as long as they can remember. GAD occurs somewhat more often in women than in men.
The main symptom is the almost constant presence of worry or tension, even when there is little or no cause. Worries seem to float from one problem to another, such as family or relationship problems, work issues, money, health, and other problems.
Even when aware that their worries or fears are stronger than needed, a person with GAD still has difficulty controlling them.
Other symptoms include:
•Problems falling or staying asleep, and sleep that is often restless and unsatisfying
•Restlessness, and often becoming startled very easily
I think I have it. No, I don't think. I know I do. I don't want it. Who wants a disorder?! No-one. I have all these symptoms. I can't go out - even with my mates - without getting panicky and nervous. I've felt like this for about a year now and I have bottled it up. Until now. Shall I tell you want made me tell my Mum? THE SNOW! I'm stuck up here, in the Welsh valleys without being able to get back out to the city, to my HOME. I know that im with family and I will only have to stay up here another night but I cant. I cant breath. I cant swallow. My hands are shaking. I need to distract myself so Im on here but its not really helping.
I don't know whether I should tell a Doctor. My mum is getting mke a doctors apointment for the week but I just dont want to end up with a disorder. I want to be normal and I have always known that there was something worng with me. Thats why, unless its in school, I prefere socialization over internet like websites such as this. I get anxious when I just go into the city with my friends. It's not as if I'm new to the city. I've lived here all my life and I know it like the back of my hand. I know where to go and not to go. It's not that I get worried walking in if I want to save a few pounds for the bus as the journey will only take ten minutes to get to the heart of the city. I just need help. Should I open up to a Doctor? Should I tell my friends?