If you suffer from a Generalized Anxiety Disorder, you live a constant state of Anxiety, sometimes even for small things in your everyday life and feel a form of apprehension that is accompanied by negative and pessimistic thoughts, catastrophic.
In fact, Generalized Anxiety Disorder is characterized by a constant state of agitation and anxiety accompanied by constant anxiety and a chronic and uncontrollable concern for any kind of event or activity.
Along with the constant concern for everything, Generalized Anxiety is associated with three or more of the following six symptoms:
Here are the Main Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder according to the DSM-5 – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders …
- Excessive concern for every common activity of life
- Apprehensive expectation
- Easy to work
- Difficulty of concentration or memory leakage
- Muscle tension
- Sleep disturbances, such as difficulty falling asleep or keeping sleep
In Disorder ‘generalized anxiety are also common somatic symptoms such as …
- Hot flushes
This type of disorder can compromise the quality of your life
You often feel irritable, relentless, and unable to relax and you even struggle to keep concentration. You can often feel restless, distracted, impatient, and worry not only for daily life events, but also for anything.
It also happens that if you suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder you tend to worry too much about your performance and your concern can easily move from one thing to another.
You can risk isolating yourself progressively, first by your friends, then by working, minimizing your activities.
Sometimes the Generalized Anxiety occurs in the Severe Depression.
If unrecognized and treated, the Generalized Anxiety Disorder can last for many years and become exacerbated, at times of increased stress.
There is no cause or a triggering external element because it is tied to your thinking mechanisms.
Pharmacological treatments do not have good results and can lead to serious addiction.
I recommend you a Psychotherapy Path, one of the most effective is Psychodynamic orientation.
I also suggest you to help with some Relaxation Techniques such as Autogenic Training, to stop the vicious circle of anxiety and lower the general state of tension.
But above all, I suggest you start working on the recovery of your self – esteem, which is a fundamental premise to take your life back and start managing generalized anxiety.