Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder-

Although the worries are part of our life, but have you been feeling like?

For the last few days to weeks life seems full of worries, inability to relax, apprehensions about the future, easily get fatigue, most of the time you are irritable, have sleep disturbance most of the time, not able to sleep because of preoccupation with worries, mind goes blank and difficulty in concentrating on the things. Your extreme worries shift from one object to another object like sometimes you are worried about children and then shifts to your parents.

Then you need to know about Generalized Anxiety Disorder-

Anxiety is a response of our body to the threat. Anxiety is a part of our life, but persons who seem to be anxious about almost everything, however, are likely to have generalized anxiety disorder. These worries are very difficult to control and present with palpitation, difficulty in breathing, restlessness, difficulty in sleeping and much more.

5 in 100 persons have generalized anxiety disorder in one’s lifetime. Generalized anxiety disorder is twice more common in women.

Why a person suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder –

  • Chemical imbalance in brain (deficiency of some chemicals in brain)
  • Changes in structures of the brain are seen in some the patients
  • Negative views about capacity to cope
  • Negative processing of information


Presence of excessive anxiety and worry, occurring more days than not for at least 6 months, about a number of events or activities (such as work or school performance).

The individual finds it difficult to control the worry.

And presence of-

1. Restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge.

2. Being easily fatigued.

3. Difficulty concentrating or mind going blank.

4. Irritability.

5. Muscle tension.

6. Sleep disturbance (difficulty falling or staying asleep, or restless, unsatisfying sleep).

Know whether you are suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder or not?

Other than excessive worries and tension there should be at least 3 symptoms from the symptoms listed above (1 to 6) for at least 6 months.

Treatment- Therapies and medicines.

This site is just for the awareness of mental illnesses not for diagnosis. If someone finds himself/herself or their loved one having symptoms kindly consult a psychiatrist.