Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Carmen Lobitz
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder is characterized by persistent and excessive anxiety and worry. Alongside this worry and anxiety people also experience tremendous tension and apprehensive expectation.

To diagnose Generalized AnxietyDisorder these symptoms have to last for at least 6 months and have to be clearly stronger than usual worry. The anxiety can appear during everyday events, for example at work or school. In addition, the patient is not able to control or restrict the worry and may report simply waking up with panic that comes from “nowhere”. From an objective point of view, there is no obvious cause for the worry or anxiety and it seems disproportional and irrational.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder differs significantly between adults and children. While adults worry about issues like work, wealth, health, family or money, children worry about their competences and qualities, for example at school.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder restricts a person’s everyday and social-life,…

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