Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a common mental health condition characterized by excessive and persistent worry about various aspects of life, even in the absence of specific stressors. Individuals with GAD find it challenging to control their worry, which is often disproportionate to the actual circumstances. This chronic anxiety is accompanied by physical symptoms such as restlessness, muscle tension, fatigue, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. GAD can significantly interfere with daily functioning and quality of life. Treatment typically involves a combination of psychotherapy and lifestyle changes to help individuals manage and alleviate symptoms. Medication is sometimes used as well. Early intervention and a comprehensive approach are essential for effective GAD management.