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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Many of us experience some levels of anxiety especially when we think about our health, money, or relationship problems. However, those with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), feel extremely worried or feel nervous and find it difficult to control their anxiety to stay focused on daily tasks.


Signs and symptoms of GAD?

GAD develops slowly and may include the follow symptoms: Worry very much about everyday things; have trouble controlling their worries or feelings of nervousness; know that they worry much more than they should; Feel restless and have trouble relaxing; have a hard time concentrating; can be easily startled; have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep; feel easily tired or restless often; all the time; have headaches, muscle aches, stomach aches, or unexplained pains; have a hard time swallowing; tremble or twitch; irritability; feel light-headed or out of breath; frequent use of the bathroom.


Children with GAD often worry excessively about their performance in school and/or sports, and Catastrophic events such as earthquakes, floods, and wildfires.


Adults with GAD are often highly nervous about everyday circumstances, such as job security or performance; health; finances; health and well-being of others, and other responsibilities


Both children and adults with GAD may experience physical symptoms that make it hard to function and that interfere with daily life. 



GAD interventions can be a combination of several different complementary approaches that work together to reduce symptoms. For one client, it may include medication, nutritional changes, exercise, and/or mental health therapy. For another client, it may include taking supplements/vitamins, practicing mindfulness, or spending lots of time outdoors in nature.

If you think you may suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above, let’s work together to discuss your treatment options.