One of the fall-outs from experiencing trauma is living with generalized anxiety disorder. It is a of a sense of dread that colours everything in life, so the person can’t relax and focus on what’s happening now.
Note: The difference between ‘normal’ worrying and generalized anxiety disorder is the worrying associated with GAD is excessive, intrusive, persistent and debilitating.
Signs and Symptoms
The person diagnosed with GAD will typically struggle with the following, on a regular and ongoing basis:
– Constant worrying
– An inescapable feeling of anxiety, and the feeling this is something that is outside their control
– Being constantly troubled by intrusive, anxious thoughts. (Thoughts they can’t switch off)
– Being unable to tolerate uncertainty, and not ever knowing what the future may hold
– A pervasive feeling of apprehension or dread
– Being unable to relax, and to enjoy time alone
– Difficulties with attending…
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