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Generalized anxiety disorder or GAD is a condition where the patient tends to get tensed and fret all the time, irrespective of the situation. People suffering from GAD experience exaggerated fears and phobias and perpetually worry about things going wrong. The predominant feeling is that of negativity and the attitude is extremely pessimistic. They tend to be high strung and on the edge all the t View more...
Hereditary: People with a family history of anxiety disorder are at a higher risk of suffering from anxiety;
Neurological: Levels of certain neurotransmitters like serotonin; dopamine; and nor-epinephrine can contribute to anxiety; any imbalance in the levels of these neurotransmitters can cause anxiety or depression;
External or environmental factors: Traumatic experiences like physical abuse View more...
Invest in a good exercise program; aerobics; dance;
Practice walking everyday;
Set aside some time everyday for yoga and/or meditation;
Cultivate a hobby especially one which stimulates the mind like solving crossword puzzles, sudoko; scrabble; etc;
Listen to music, paint, draw, sketch etc., generally express your feelings through speech or art;
Do not discontinue medication or therapy sessio View more...
Common Symptoms
Psychological Symptoms
Fretting constantly throughout the day for days on end;
Highly irritable;
Inability to concentrate or complete a task on hand;
Lack of interest in regular activities;
Physiological Symptoms:
Profuse sweating;
Regular headaches;
Unexplained aches and pains.
Rare Symptoms
Psychological Symptoms:
Extreme aggression;
Inability to control ones’ rage/anger;
Physiological Symptoms:
Abdominal cramps;
Crying bouts;
Chest pain;
Dyspnea or difficulty breathing;
Fainting spells;
Heart palpitations;
Hysterical laughing;
Traditional Treatment
Psychotherapy: This includes cognitive therapy; group therapy; interpersonal therapy; and psychodynamic therapy. Treatment modalities are usually a combination of two different types of psychotherapies.
Pharmacological Treatment:
Antidepressants like Paxil and Effexor.
Benzodiazepines, also known as tranquilizers help relax and calm people suffering form anxiety disorders. Various benzodiazepi View more...
Alternative Treatment
Lifestyle Changes:
Reducing/Stopping caffeine consumption;
Decrease sugar in the diet;
Restful sleep at night for six to eight hours in adults.
Alternative Treatment:
Natural/herbal remedies for anxiety:
B vitamins;
Herbal tea, tablets, capsules, or elixirs made using Catnip; Chamomile; Kava (Piper methysticum); Motherwort; Pa View more...
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Research and Development
Researchers are currently studying transcendental meditation which involves focusing the mind until the mind achieves stillness. Additionally, EMG biofeedback measures muscle relaxation and teaches people to control their own level of muscle relaxation.
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