Anxiety disorders are more common today than ever before. Modern life provides ample reason to feel anxious. With the ever-changing economic and political landscapes and new technologies emerging constantly, nothing seems to be the same from one day to the next. The truth is, with the rise of social media and the rapid spread of information about world events, there are all kinds of new reasons to feel uneasy or apprehensive.
This fact is proven by the numbers, 6.8 billion adults in the US are affected by Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) annually. The cause of GAD is unknown. What is known is that it can be more debilitating than typical anxiety. Symptoms show themselves slowly and persist over time.
- Anxiety or worry that’s excessive and persistent
- Difficulty controlling or stopping worry
- Inability to concentrate
- Fatigue – becoming fatigued after little exertion
- Extreme restlessness or irritability
- Muscle tension
- Difficulty sleeping