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What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults 18 years of age and older, or 18% of the population (National Institute of Mental Health). Although highly treatable, only one-third of anxiety sufferers seek treatment (Association and Depression Association of America). In contrast to people who don’t suffer with anxiety, people with anxiety disorders are 3 to 5 times more likely to go see a physician and 6 times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders. Anxiety sufferers are more likely to also suffer with depression, and almost half of those diagnosed with depression also have a co-occurring anxiety disorder. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) impacts about 6.8 million American adults or 3.1% of the total adult population. People with this disorder have persistent and excessive worry over which they can exercise little, if any, control. It’s as if their brains are in “overdrive mode” and they can’t slow their worry down. Their anxiety is typically relentless and way out of proportion to any actual danger. Sufferers may recognize their worry is out of proportion to reality, but report an inability to turn off their worry. Anticipating a worst-case scenario, their worries can be theme based (finances, family, work, school, health, etc,), or may be more generalized in scope — a sense of impending doom and gloom seemingly without explanation. GAD can develop at any point in the life...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral General Psychotherapy anxious thoughts Fear Fight or Flight GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder Panic Attack worry Source Type: news

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How to tune out self-doubt. When we summon the courage to take a risk or make a change, we often encounter fear and a little voice that talks trash. “You won’t be good at it. Don’t try it. You’ll fail anyway. It’s not worth the humiliation. Try again later. It won’t be good enough. Everyone will laugh at you.” That is your inner critic talking. Does it sound familiar? How To Not Give A Damn About What Other People Think Of You We all experience vulnerability and we all have an inner critic. It’s just part of the human psyche. When they clash, whose team wins? Let’s sta...
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A version of this article was originally published on Forbes. Sign up for Caroline’s newsletter to get her writing sent straight to your inbox. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), millennials experience more stress and are less able to manage it than any other generation. More than half of us admit to having lain awake at night during the past month from stress. Not surprisingly, millennials are also more anxious than older Americans. The APA reports that 12 percent of millennials have a diagnosed anxiety disorder—almost twice the percentage of Boomers. On a non-clinical scale, a BD...
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