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Do you ever find yourself worrying about something all day long, but not knowing what it is or why you are so anxious or not relaxed? Many people immediately think they have anxiety; however, that may not be the case. Have you ever found yourself vomiting before a performance or worried about something for a very long time or for several of days? That may be Generalized Anxiety Disorder. If your anxiety is interfering in everyday actions and lasts for a long period amount of time then you might have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, also known as GAD. Generalized Anxiety Disorder is when a person constantly, everyday has a worry, fear, or is anxious and that anxiety. Generalized Anxiety Disorder makes it hard for a person to relax, let alone be able to function properly in some way or another. People who do have GAD worry about the same things as many other people, like paying a bill, an exam, or even something as small as going to bed on time; however, the extent of worrying is beyond their control and is taken to a whole other level and lasts for a long period of time.
“Generalized Anxiety Disorder is common among millions of people (Goldberg, MD. 2014).” Generalized Anxiety Disorder is not known right away and can take from childhood to adulthood to develop. Some signs of a person who is developing GAD could be change in their behavior, seeking reassurance, or not being able to make decisions right away. There is no specific cause to GAD. A person who worries about the same thing everyday for 6 months or more is diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder ("Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)"). GAD is mostly hereditary and will run in a person’s family causing them to have GAD. There are many different symptoms and ways t...

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