In addition to persistent worry, people with generalized anxiety disorder experience a number of physical symptoms and emotional disturbances, including but not limited to:
- Muscle tension
- Becoming easily fatigued
- Difficulty concentrating or “mind going blank”
- Restlessness, or feeling “keyed up” or “on edge”
- Sleep disturbances
- Abdominal upsets
- Shortness of breath
The combination of anxiety, worry and physical symptoms can significantly interfere with a person’s normal routine and typical activities in social, occupational and other areas of functioning.
Take a moment to answer these quick questions and see if you’re at risk for—or currently suffering from—generalized anxiety disorder:
- Have you experienced excessive worry on most days for at least six months?
- Do have unfounded worry about health, work, relationships and/or finances?
- Are you troubled by irritability, fatigue and feelings of being “keyed up” or “on edge?”
- Do you have a problem concentrating or relaxing?
- Do you have trouble going to sleep and staying asleep?
- Does your anxiety interfere with your life?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, there’s a chance you’re suffering from generalized anxiety disorder. To learn how the Panic/Anxiety/Recovery Center can help you, or to schedule a consultation, please call us at