Disorder Generalized Anxiety
Disorder Generalized Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety Disorder can basically be defined by too much worry or anxiety, in which the person suffers from apprehensive and excessive expectation with disproportionate or unjustifiable reasons. The state of generalized anxiety can confuse one's view of oneself, and of what happens in the environment. Some people have diffuse fears, others have very specific concerns, and they suffer intensely, because the focus of the thoughts refers to real and imagined difficulties. Therefore, they can not find a solution, make a decision or act decisively, live with peace and tranquility.
Generalized anxiety can be accompanied by physical symptoms, and cause personal difficulties, psychological distress, impairments in social life, affect family relationships, at work, in a person's studies.
The person presents difficulties of fixing in the present moment turning the thoughts toward the future, but an undesirable future.
The suffering of the chronic anxiety person is quite high. It is often observed that somatic complaints of anxiety over time can generate a mixed anxiety and depression disorder state with emotional and physiological impairments, ie both the mind and body may suffer.
Other problems may arise due to GAD, such as panic attack, anxiolytic drug abuse and even alcohol.
It is a myriad of symptoms present in GAD and often personal, the person may present anxiety symptoms, chronic concerns and lack of control over these concerns, excessive sweating, gastrointestinal disorders, headache, muscle tension, fatigue, feeling tired easily and dizziness, tingling and appetite changes, dry mouth, wet hands or feet, nausea, diarrhea, increased urinary frequency, difficulty swallowing, or feeling of a cake in the throat , frightens easily and more intensely, depressive symptoms, difficulty to relax, feeling of being at the limit of nervousness, difficulty concentrating, frequent forgetfulness, irritability, difficulty falling asleep, poor sleep, difficulty breathing, lack of air, feeling like you are drowning, bursts of heat or cold, gastritis and even m the pressure may rise.
The diagnosis of generalized anxiety occurs when anxious symptoms cause clinically significant distress. Also when eliminating the occurrence of other mental disorders: such as anxiety, panic, social phobia and exclusion of the possibility of being caused by some substance or physical illness.
Unlike normal anxiety, in which worrying and being anxious are necessary for proper adaptation to society and the environment. One thing is concern that helps address and solve problems, another is the concern that paralyzes, does not solve the problem and still increases it.
Chronic anxiety occurs when excessive anxiety persists on most days for more than six (6) months.
Generalized anxiety disorder is usually chronic, long-lasting and with small periods of remission of symptoms, leading the patient to suffer in a state of high anxiety, even for years.
Most concerns concern family, economic issues, work, illness, and relationships with other people.
The chronically worried is usually on alert, ready to flee, but often there is nothing that may have the escape behavior. Usually the person worries about what can happen and or with the preoccupation with the own preoccupation.
Generalized anxiety can also serve to distract from events of the past that were very sad, so the person replaces a concern that would be much more difficult to deal with, and a more superficial one.
The TAG generalized anxiety disorder is different from the common anxiety and one of the ways to differentiate generalized anxiety from normal anxiety is through the duration of symptoms.
Normal anxiety is restricted to a specific situation in which the person tends to adapt and tolerate the tension better, decreasing the degree of discomfort over time.
While generalized anxiety, the person remains apprehensive, tense, nervous for a period of more than six months, although he has a reason to be anxious.
The fact that the symptoms of GAD resemble the symptoms of panic disorder require a procedure to distinguish this one because in the panic disorder, there is the onset of agoraphobia. In general anxiety there are no seizures, but permanent and prolonged states of anxious discomfort.
What characterizes GAD generalized anxiety disorder is excessive worry, the person have finds it difficult to control anxiety and worry. These preoccupations are imposed on the person's consciousness to such an extent that he can not detach himself from them, and often disproportionate to the problem, that is, simple situations as different activities and events of the day dominate the mind of the person.
Many people report that symptoms begin early in adulthood, from the moment they take on more responsibility. But there is no way to predict when this will happen.
GAD usually affects women more than men. The help of a specialist is necessary, since the state of anxiety disturbs one's view of oneself.