There is a lot of diversity among anxiety disorders, but most appear to be rooted in a common sort of unrealistic or excessive worry about various events, situations, or circumstances. Therapy can help.
Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. It’s perfectly normal to worry about things on occasion and to even feel physical reactions in connection with the worry.
Some people, however, worry so much and experience such intense physical symptoms associated with their worry that it becomes a emotional handicap that prevents them from leading happy and healthy lives.
If you are such a worry wart, you may be suffering from a condition known as generalized anxiety disorder.
Generalized anxiety disorder, which is a form of chronic anxiety where the person feels anxious or tense almost every day, is characterized by two major components.
The first is unrealistic or excessive worry or anxiety by the number of events or actual activities, such as possible misfortune to a loved one with and no longer dangerous, worrying about finances or job security for no good reason.
In the case of children and adolescents, this disorder may take the form of anxiety and worry about academic, athletic, or social performance.
The second major component of general anxiety disorder is a variety of mostly physical symptoms that often present during periods of anxiety.
These including feeling shaky; experiencing muscle discomfort; restlessness; and tiring easily.
Generalized anxiety disorder IS Common