Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a specific type of Anxiety Disorder that causes a person to feel anxious about a wide range of issues, rather than about one specific event. It may be difficult for the person to identify what they’re feeling anxious about. Not knowing what triggers the feelings of anxiety can increase its intensity, and the person may worry that there is no solution.

People with GAD often find that their anxiety has a significant impact upon their lives and that they feel persistently anxious most days. It can cause both psychological and physical symptoms. These vary from person to person, but can include:

  • feeling restless or worried
  • having trouble concentrating or sleeping
  • a sense of dread
  • feeling constantly “on edge”
  • difficulty concentrating
  • irritability
  • dizziness or heart palpitations
  • muscle aches and tension
  • trembling or shaking
  • shortness of breath

Treatment for Generalised Anxiety Disorder

The most effective approaches for the treatment of GAD include:

We’re here for you. If you would like to enquire about treatment for GAD at the Fitzrovia Psychology Clinic, please contact us to arrange an assessment.