Generalized anxiety disorder.



Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) includes several types of symptoms: an almost permanent anxiety, nonspecific anxiety symptoms.In the definition of TAG, this exaggerated tendency to anxiety must be present almost every day, for at least 6 months, in order to differentiate the TAG from passing and often reactionary disorders.

The quasi-permanent anxiety

Generalized anxiety disorder.

TAG is defined by the presence of an almost permanent or floating anxiety not occurring in a particular situation, the person worrying and expecting various misfortunes.This anxiety and these worries invade the mind of the person who can neither control nor reason.Concerns have to concern at least two different themes (and not one very specific concern), and very often areas of everyday life.

Sources of anxiety

Generalized anxiety disorder.

The domains concerned most often can be grouped into 5 major families:illness, health, risk of injury or accident to yourself or your loved ones; money and finance, may find themselves in financial difficulties for a variety of reasons; work or school; family, domestic or relational problems; various problems such as being late for an appointment, breaking objects …

Non-Specific Anxiety Symptoms

To this feeling of floating anxiety must be added various symptoms testifying to an excessive motor tension and a state of hypervigilance:
insomnia (difficulties to fall asleep, nocturnal awakenings where one ruminates ones worries, gnashing teeth or startles in one's sleep, nightmares);
muscle tension causing headaches, back or neck pain;
anxious somatizations (such as colitis, rashes, etc.);
excessive physical reactivity to noises and unforeseen events (startles, palpitations ...);
irritability, episodic or sometimes chronic.

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