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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

It is condition defines as excessive feeling of anxiety which interfere in the daily activities of life. It is normal to feel anxiety due to the stress or some unpleasant thing which is happened in life on daily basis. It occurs in any age from children to old age. It can damage your skills and learning ability and away your focus from your goals.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms include:generalized anxiety SYMPTOMS CAUSES TREATMENT

  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Trouble sleeping pattern
  • Over thinking
  • Persistent worrying
  • Taking wrong decision
  • Indecisive nature
  • Inability to relax
  • Lack of self esteem
  • Strive for approval
Causes

It is a multifactorial disorder in which different factors play their role like environmental, biological and genetics.

  • Change in brain chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Abnormality in brain during developmental process
  • Chronic mental illness
Complications

Complications may include:

  • Reduce energy
  • Depression
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Inability to perform tasks
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Decrease physical health
  • Chronic pain
  • Phobias
  • Panic attacks
  • Drug abuse
  • Oral contraceptive drugs
Diagnosis

Your doctor diagnosis this disorder by following procedure:

  • Blood test to check any possible cause
  • Urine test to evaluate other causes
  • Use psychological questionnaire to evaluate your condition
  • Do a physical examination to check your nervous system by checking your reflexes and muscles power.
Treatment

Treatment depend on the severity of the diseases. Treatment options include:

  • Antidepressant like SSRI, SNRI are the first line drugs for depression which is the main symptom of generalized anxiety disorder. Buspirone may also help to reduce anxiety without affecting your sleep routine.
  • It involved the counselling with your therapist to reduce the signs and symptoms of anxiety. It is most effective way to treat generalized anxiety disorder.
Home Remedies

Your lifestyles may also play a significant role to reduce your anxiety and depression and problems associated with it:

  • Eat a healthy food
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid drugs
  • Take proper sleep
  • Make a healthy relationship with your family
  • Exercise daily
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