Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Anxiety is a global response comprising emotional, cognitive, and physiological components wherein the person feels paramount fear under certain circumstances or of certain things and would go to great extents to avoid the same. Just the prospect of facing an unpleasant, undesirable situation would trigger this extremely fearful response and would cause behavioural disturbances.

A general sense of restlessness being unable to settle down and relax.

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Sleep disturbances like inability to sleep (insomnia), and difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

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Constant feelings of being drained of all energy due to over-the-top efforts made to preserve safety.

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Irritability is caused by the inability to control all possible sources of anxiety.

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Muscle tension stems from the body being in constant fight-or-flight mode.

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Difficulty concentrating on the task at hand due to the constant mind-wandering about how everything could possibly go wrong.

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Indecisiveness due to the humongous amount of time spent on thinking things over and over again.

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Headaches, fidgeting, indigestion, and strained face.

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