GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER
Anxiety is a normal reaction to an important event such as a school presentation, business meeting, or moving to a new city. However, excessive, and continuous worry about many things, which interfere with your daily life, may be a sign of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). GAD can cause you to have trouble relaxing or sleeping, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and muscle tension. If untreated, GAD can greatly diminish productivity and decrease an individual’s quality of life.
TREATMENT: Psychotherapy can help you to manage your anxiety symptoms and worries in a more effective way. Relaxation training, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), problem-solving therapy, and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), can be helpful for GAD (minimum 5-10 treatment sessions recommended).
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Helpful Links For Generalized anxiety disorder
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America- GAD brochure PDF
- Canadian Psychological Association Generalized Anxiety fact sheet PDF
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America - A national nonprofit organization that works to raise awareness and improve the lives of people living with anxiety and depression, Anxiety and Depression Association of America is a comprehensive resource for facts and information about a variety of anxiety-related issues as well as treatment options.
- Anxiety.org - Developed by doctors at the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Research Center, Anxiety.org bridges the gap between professionals and consumers by offering a wealth of research-based news and information in a consumer-friendly format.
- The Anxiety Network - The Anxiety Network provides information about panic disorders, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety. News, blog posts by anxiety experts, and information about related issues and how to cope with anxiety are also offered.
- For more resources, please visit the Helpful Links Page.
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