wHAT IS Anxiety?

People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) display excessive anxiety or worry, most days for at least 6 months, about a number of things such as personal health, work, social interactions, and everyday routine life circumstances. The fear and anxiety can cause significant problems in areas of their life, such as social interactions, school, and work.

What does it feel like to experience anxiety?

What are the symptoms?

  • Being irritable

  • Difficulty controlling feelings of worry

  • Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep

  • Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge

  • Heart palpitations, a pounding heartbeat

  • Sweating

  • Trembling or shaking

  • Feelings of impending doom