Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a relatively common problem that turns everyday life into a chronic state of worry and anxiety. It’s often accompanied by tension, fatigue, irritability, insomnia, loss of interest, or impaired concentration. People experience difficulty shutting off their mind and are preoccupied with rumination (often about “What ifs?”). At times there is no obvious “trigger” or “cause” for the feelings of anxiety, yet the feelings are very real. At this point, people can feel drained, exhausted, depressed, or without zest for life.
Therapy for Generalized Anxiety
No one should have to live under the weight of GAD. The good news is that CBT has been shown to be effective and successful in the treatment of GAD. In CBT, you learn strategies to alleviate anxiety and learn to see situations and problems from a different perspective that leads to more “constructive worry” and less “destructive worry”. Sometimes medication is a helpful adjunct to therapy, but for many people it is not necessary.
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