We all worry about stressful things in life sometimes, but if you have generalised anxiety disorder you tend to worry constantly

When you worry about things, even when you know you shouldn’t, and feel like you can’t control it, you may have generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).

Living with GAD makes it hard for you to relax and feel happy. Instead of enjoying the moment, you’re worrying about some terrible thing that could happen next. GAD can make it difficult for you to fall asleep and can even manifest as physical aches and pains or stomach upsets.

If ignored, GAD can have a severely negative impact on the quality of your life and your relationship with others.

The good news is that it can be treated with either talk therapy, medication or a combination of both.

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Understanding General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Learn more about generalised anxiety disorder by watching the featured video and, if you need to, talk to your healthcare provider about a possible treatment plan.

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