Conditions and treatments
From time to time people feel anxious, particularly if their lives are stressful. Experiencing excessive ongoing anxiety and distress that impedes on your day to day life may be a symptom of general anxiety disorder.
Children and adults can suffer from generalised anxiety disorder. It may occur alongside other anxiety or mood disorders, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder are anxiety disorders, but they are all different conditions.
The symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder vary dependant on the person. One person may have one or two symptoms, others may experience many more.
People with generalised anxiety disorder may experience a change in their behaviour, and they may change what they think and feel about things.
This may result in symptoms such as:
They may withdraw from social interaction with family and friends. Work can also be stressful for people with general anxiety disorder they may take time off. This is a vicious circle as it may increase the person to worry more about themselves and impede on their self-esteem.
People with generalised anxiety disorder will also suffer from physical symptoms.