Generalized anxiety disorder

GAD; Anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a mental disorder in which a person is often worried or anxious about many things and finds it hard to control this anxiety.

Stress and anxiety

Physical activity and relaxation techniques can help reduce stress and anxiety. Proper nutrition can also help the body to handle stress better by keeping it running optimally. If stress becomes unmanageable, there are professional individuals such as licensed social workers and psychologists who are trained to help people deal with their stress and anxiety.

Generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive worry about 2 or more life circumstances for a period of 6 months or longer. Biological and genetic factors may combine with stress to produce psychological symptoms.



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When to Contact a Medical Professional