1. Are you anxious about your future?
2. Do you have self-doubts too often?
3. Do you become anxious and worry too quickly?
4. Have you been suffering from anxiety for too long?
5. Are you persistently having excessive worry about a number of different things?
If you answered yes to the questions above, then you may suffer from the General Anxiety Disorder (GAD). General Anxiety Disorder is characterized by having the anticipation of disaster and being overly concerned about self, others, money, health, family, work, or other issues. Anxiety is the opposite side of trust in self and situations. People with anxiety disorder have difficulty controlling their worry, fear or anxieties far too often. They become anxious too often, too quickly, and for too long. In general, anxious people are afraid and expect the worst to happen even when there is no evidence for concern. Therefore, they seem at defense about most everything they are involved with, want everything to be predictable, and want to be in control.
The most important point here is to distinguish those who worry only time to time from those who have anxiety disorder. With General Anxiety Disorder, worry is usually tense and not controllable, lasts for at least six months. They also three or more of the symptoms below. They often:
Feel nervous, irritable, or on edge
Have a sense of threatening danger, panic, or doom
Have an increased heart rate
Breath rapidly (hyperventilate), sweat, and/or tremble
Feel weak or tired
Have difficulty concentrating
Have trouble sleeping
Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
The problem is that their level of anxiety is so high that affects their functionality in personal and social life so much so that it becomes difficult for them to have a meaningful life. People with General Anxiety Disorder may not live to their fullest potential or be able to take advantage of opportunities due to their anxiety, self-doubt, excessive worry, and feeling uncertainty. This is because, with General Anxiety Disorder, even the simplest activities can throw them off and make their day a hectic day.
For a person with General Anxiety Disorder just thought of going through a day and getting a simple task done causes anxiety, and it’s not just simple concern and worry. People who suffer from anxiety they can’t tolerate uncertainty and they want to be in control of their situation. While they try so hard to control their situation and feel overwhelmed and out of control. The overwhelming feelings are the results of obsession on how to stop the worry cycle, even when they know that their anxiety is more extreme than the actual situation. Also, they force themselves to be peaceful and the peace that comes with force is anxiety. Many people with anxiety believe strongly that being worry will prevent bad things from happening so their understanding is that it is risky to give up worry. Therefore always plan to control the anxiety which literally they rehearse anxiety.
At Caravan Counselling Services, we use integrative therapies and treatments that can help a person with anxiety. Cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT), Psychoanalysis, hypnotherapy, and neuro-linguistic programming, will help an anxious person gain control over her/his life. The following approaches have created a positive outcome, the purpose of therapy is that a person can change his/her relationship to symptoms.
The nature of anxiety comes from feeling overwhelmed and it means your plate is overflowing. Anxiety is a series of symptom to respond to the situation. To be able to understand the nature of anxiety itself, and be able to live among the stress because stress is part of life and can’t avoid it and with above-mentioned symptoms, can help people make choices independent of the presence of anxiety. Some study showed that GAD affects 6.8 million adults or 3.1% of the U.S. population, in any given year.