Generalized anxiety disorder

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It’s totally normal to feel anxious sometimes. However, if your anxiety is becoming unbearable or preventing you from functioning you may be suffering from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Here are some tips to help you identify it.

What is generalized anxiety disorder?

When you suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, you worry excessively, uncontrollably, and constantly for at least six months. Practically everything makes you anxious: family, friends, school, health, etc. You feel serious, undesirable impacts on your life every day, both in your general activities and in your relationships with friends or family.



People who have generalized anxiety disorder 😧 feel tired 😩, and irritable, they might have sleep problems, headaches, nausea 🤢, the shakes, excessive sweating, and/or muscle pain. They find it hard to concentrate, or even breathe. They need air!


Source: Gouvernement du Québec