Mental health disorders

Anxiety

(Generalized anxiety disorder)

  • Also known as
  • GAD

About Anxiety

Some anxiety is useful. It can make you more alert or careful. People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder have excessive, ongoing fear or worry that interferes with their day-to-day life, school or work, and relationships. Researchers don't know exactly what causes it, but several parts of the brain are associated with fear and worry.

Symptoms of Anxiety
  • Persistent worry that's out of proportion to the cause or event
  • Feeling constantly on edge or irritable
  • Inability to let go of a worry
  • Worrying about worrying
  • Excessive difficulty making decisions
  • Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Physical symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, sweating, nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, trembling, or twitchiness

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Medication side effects for Anxiety

These are some of the most common side effects from clinical trials for Dizziness.

  • Lexapro: 5%
  • Ativan: 12%
  • Cymbalta: 23%
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At this end, no one is expected to have Dizziness

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At this end, almost everyone is expected to have Dizziness

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Anxiety

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • Explore both behavioral and medical methods of coping.
  • Always couple medication with therapy
  • Meditation and yoga help
What’s your best coping strategy?
  • really dont now
  • Stress management techniques, exercise, yoga, mediation
  • Mindfulness meditation
Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • exercise, cognitive techniques
  • trying to stay awake
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy