Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Excessive, uncontrollable worry over events and activities and potential negative outcomes.
  • Excessive anxiety and worry about a variety of events or activities, even when nothing is wrong or when the worry is disproportionate to actual risk.
  • The worry is difficult to control
  • The worry is associated with at least three (adults) or one (children) of the following physical or cognitive symptoms:
    • Restlessness
    • Fatigue
    • Impaired concentration or feeling that mind is going blank
    • Irritability
    • Increased muscle aches or soreness
    • Difficulty sleeping (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep)
    • Sometimes associated with other physical symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea
  • The anxiety and worry causes significant distress or interfere with the individual’s daily life, occupational, academic, or social functioning.

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