Therapy For General Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder affects around 3% to 4% of the population. It keeps you in a troubled
state and makes a person depressed about life. It can stop a person from living their lives normally,
kind of the way a panic attack does, but a little different. It affects the way you think. It prevents
a person from deciding on things and thus making them depressed.

Anxiety can make a person believe that they have no interest in life. There are no real triggers for
generalized anxiety disorder. Sometimes it can affect a person without them knowing. For example, you
are waiting for a loved one, and they are late. Do you start to think about the “what if’ they had an
accident, what if something bad has happened to them? The feeling of worry and anxiety will start to
creep into their head, and the cycle repeats itself in a variety of situation.

Some people will experience this problem in their everyday lives, and it could prevent them from
relaxing, being calm and enjoy time alone.  There are numerous online resources for help with GAD like

Generalized Anxiety disorder (GAD) can take up to 6 months or more of severe anxiety to take effect.
People who experience GAD usually expect the worse case scenario. It prevents them from relaxing and
can cause insomnia, fatigue, headaches, irritability and trembling.

GAD affects approximately 2.8% of all Americans (4 million people) each year and often hits people in
their childhood, adolescence and even in adulthood. It affects women more than men.

GAD is just one of the six different anxiety disorders and can be categorized into the following
1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
2. Panic Disorder
3. Social Anxiety Disorder
4. Post Traumatic Anxiety Disorder
5. Obsessive Anxiety Disorder
6. Phobia Related Anxiety Disorder

GAD along with the other five disorders is treatable and should be looked at by a professional
therapist as soon as possible. There is two main types of recommended therapy, cognitive and
behavioral therapy. Many patients usually find it easier to copy with disorders when they receive

Cognitive therapy is focused on the changing one’s mental state by helping the brain relearn its
thinking process. It can help with long term treatment because changing the way a person thinks can
affect their outcome tremendously, for example, helping them cope with anxiety and realizing that all
their problems can be solved.  For more information on this therapy and additional resources please visit

Behavioral therapy is a more in your face type of treatment. It involves confrontation a person’s
fears. The purpose to this is to help a person talk about their problems until desensitize from the
fear or anxiety by describing in detail how they feel.