Generalized Anxiety Disorder
People suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD, generally have a broad variety of persistent and troubling worries. Their worries might dart from finances to work to family, and then cycle back again, causing a never-ending loop of anxiety. The worries never seem to go away or get any better, and periods of depression are commonly experienced. Sufferers of GAD describe feeling “uptight and tense” much of the time. They may also have problems sleeping, difficulties concentrating, and feelings of fatigue. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is advantageous in treating GAD, as it focuses on identifying and challenging worries. The sufferer learns to look at the world differently, and in a more balanced and helpful way.