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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

40 million adults in United States suffer from anxiety.

Anxiety becomes a disorder when the symptoms become chronic and interfere with our daily lives and our ability to function. It may start impacting your relationships, your work, your social life.

Anxiety has many different types such as Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Phobias and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Agoraphobia.

Let’s focus on the Generalized Anxiety Disorder symptoms.

People suffering from chronic, generalized anxiety often report the following symptoms:

  • Muscle tension
  • Physical weakness
  • Poor memory
  • Sweaty hands
  • Fear or confusion
  • Inability to relax
  • Constant worry
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Upset stomach
  • Poor concentration

If you find yourself experiencing the symptoms above within 6 months, you may be suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

-Ipek Aykol, LMFT 97315