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What are the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?

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Generalized anxiety disorder affects the way a person thinks, but the anxiety can lead to physical symptoms, as well. Symptoms of GAD can include:

  • Excessive, ongoing worry and tension.
  • An unrealistic view of problems.
  • Restlessness or a feeling of being "edgy."
  • Irritability.
  • Muscle tension.
  • Headaches.
  • Sweating.
  • Difficulty concentrating.
  • Nausea.
  • The need to go to the bathroom frequently.
  • Tiredness.
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep.
  • Trembling.
  • Being easily startled.

In addition, people with GAD often have other anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and phobias), suffer from depression, and/or abuse drugs or alcohol.

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