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Posted by: matthewjbaena in on Jun 14, 2011
40 million people a year suffer in the United States alone from some type of anxiety disorder. Anxiety is something everyone deals with on a daily basis. We all go through our normal bouts with it but it soon becomes problem the minute these feelings appear in situations when they wouldn’t normally appear. Most times we feel confused, scared and frustrated that we are feeling this way. Usually the cause for our anxiety is linked to some mental illness. Since even today, Anxiety disorder is still a hush topic, not many people go to get treatment for fear of being judged or ridiculed.
The cause for GAD in the first place can be linked to a stressful circumstance or occurrence in someone’s life. Those that suffer from GAD usually experience worry that is not necessarily based on fears, phobias and ridicule. The worrying in GAD can linger for months. Problems such as job and academic performance can only perpetuate the situation. While we all deal with stress on a daily basis, GAD individuals can't seem to manage it and have an even more difficult time eradicating it. This can have a serious effect on our sleeping patterns and can lead to mixed concentration and low performance in every aspect of your life.
Fortunately, there are resources at your disposal to deal with GAD. There are theaputic means and then there are prescription means. Prozac, Paxil and Lexapro have been widely used to treat such illnesses but therapy has been found to be just as effective if not more effective in dealing with this condition.
All in all, the effects of GAD are what they are; effects. In order to get to the root of the problem, that requires perhaps some cognitive therapy that will useful in bringing out internal feelings and emotions that have been suppressed and have led to the person developing GAD as a way of coping with those internal issues. If you or someone you know is suffering from GAD, do take it seriously and contact the nearest and most trusted medical professional. If left untreated, individuals may start to develop depression or worse thoughts of suicide. This illnesses can be treated and it all it starts with is opening up the channels of communication. Open up about GAD, you’ll be GLAD you did!