Anxiety Symptoms- Do I have GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)?

Have you ever wondered if you have clinically significant anxiety? Do you experience high levels of anxiety that it impacts your daily life? I don't have to tell you how overwhelming anxiety is if you experience it, but today let's talk about one "type" of anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

There are a few categories of anxiety. These include Separation Anxiety, Selective Mutism, Specific Phobia, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder (or Anxiety Attacks), Agoraphobia, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). 

Generalized Anxiety Disorder involves anxiety and worry that is frequently present on most days of the week. The anxiety and worry can be about work, safety, family, your future, finances, relationships, among many other situations. People with GAD find it difficult to control the feelings of worry and suffer from some of the following symptoms many days each week:

  1. Feeling on edge or feeling restlessness

  2. Feeling fatigue

  3. Having trouble concentrating

  4. Irritability

  5. Muscle tension

  6. Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or unsatisfying sleep


Stay tuned to hear about the rest of anxiety conditions and take an anxiety quiz!