Generalised anxiety disorder
See your GP if anxiety is affecting your daily life or is causing you distress.
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) can be difficult to diagnose. In some cases, it can also be difficult to distinguish from other mental health conditions, such as Depression .
You may have GAD if:
Your GP may ask you questions about:
You may find it difficult to talk about your feelings, emotions and personal life. However,it's important that your GPunderstands your symptoms and circumstances, so the correct diagnosis can be made.
You're most likely to be diagnosed with GAD if you've had symptoms for six months or more. Finding it difficult to manage your feelings of anxiety is also an indication that you may have the condition.
To help with the diagnosis, your GP may carry out a physical examination or blood tests to rule out other conditions that may be causing your symptoms, such as:
Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. However, some people find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives.
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) can affect you both physically and mentally. You should see your GP if anxiety is affecting your daily life or is causing you distress.
Seeyour GP if anxiety is affecting your daily life or is causing you distress.
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a long-term condition, but a number of different treatments can help
If you have generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), there are many ways to help ease the symptoms of anxiety yourself, including exercise, avoiding smoking and caffeine, and doing a self-help course.