What is generalised anxiety disorder?
Do you find it hard to control your worries, constantly feeling anxious? Feelings of anxiety have affected most, if not everyone, at some point in their life.
However, there are some who find it difficult to control their feeling of anxiety; the constant worries can have a huge impact on daily life.
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) can affect you physically and/or mentally. The severity of the symptoms vary from individual to individual, with some experiencing two or three, while others experience more.
Symptoms of Generalised Anxiety Disorder:
Physical symptoms include but are not limited to:
- Dry mouth
- shortness of breath
- Crying profusely
- Feeling tired
- feeling dizzy
- palpitations / irregular heartbeat
Psychological symptoms include but are not limited to:
- worrying and restlessness
- being irritable
- low self-esteem
- unable to concentrate for long periods of time
- avoiding social interactions
If you feel you are experiencing more than one of these symptoms, speak to someone. Visit your GP, talk to a friend or family, or seek for help online.