In addition to persistent worry, people with generalized anxiety disorder experience a number of physical symptoms and emotional disturbances, including but not limited to:
Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by persistent or excessive anxiety and worry—without sufficient cause—lasting more days than not, for at least six months. People with generalized anxiety disorder find it difficult to control their nagging sense of worry.
While other anxiety disorders involve worry, it is the main feature of generalized anxiety disorder. Examples of worrisome themes include: