Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders — What Is Normal?

Anxiety Disorders — What Is Normal?

Anxiety Disorders — Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders — Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Defining Anxiety Disorders

Defining Anxiety Disorders

Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Diagnosing Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Diagnosing Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Social Anxiety Disorder in Adults

Social Anxiety Disorder in Adults

Social Anxiety Disorder in Children and Teens

Social Anxiety Disorder in Children and Teens

Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Help A Loved One With PTSD

Help A Loved One With PTSD

Treatment For PTSD

Treatment For PTSD

Non-Military PTSD

Non-Military PTSD

Military PTSD

Military PTSD

PTSD Facts

PTSD Facts

New OCD Treatment Research

New OCD Treatment Research

Treatment for OCD

Treatment for OCD

OCD in Adults

OCD in Adults

OCD In Children

OCD In Children

OCD Facts

OCD Facts

Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Diagnosing Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Diagnosing Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Defining Anxiety Disorders

Defining Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders — Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders — Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders — What Is Normal?

Anxiety Disorders — What Is Normal?

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Celiac Disease Risk Factors

Celiac Disease Risk Factors

Developing Therapies for Celiac Disease

Developing Therapies for Celiac Disease

Eating Out, Gluten Free

Eating Out, Gluten Free

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Social Anxiety Disorder in Children and Teens

Social Anxiety Disorder in Children and Teens

Social Anxiety Disorder in Adults

Social Anxiety Disorder in Adults

Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment

How To Keep Your Heart Healthy

How To Keep Your Heart Healthy

Home Remedies For Acne

Home Remedies For Acne

Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Glaucoma

Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Glaucoma

Top 5 Questions About Macular Degeneration

Top 5 Questions About Macular Degeneration

View more ...

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

www.adaa.org  

240-485-1001

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is the leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, and related disorders.

ADAA leads the way, improving the lives of millions of children and adults:

Promotes professional and public awareness of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders and their impact on people's lives.

Encourages the advancement of scientific knowledge about causes and treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders.

Links people who need treatment with the health care professionals who provide it.

Helps people find appropriate treatment and develop self-help skills.

Works to reduce the stigma surrounding anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders.

Please visit www.adaa.org.

Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Psychologist Douglas Mennin, PhD, talks about the symptoms typical of anxiety disorders, and in particular generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The symptoms of each anxiety disorder vary in different people, but they all provoke extreme fear or worry that interferes with daily life.

People with GAD experience constant, chronic, and unsubstantiated worry, often about health, family, money, or work. This worrying goes on every day, possibly all day, and people don’t know how to stop it. Some may also experience some physical symptoms such as muscle tension and fatigue, restlessness and irritability, or gastrointestinal discomfort.

This video: 10,036 views
This expert: 127,285 views

Print

Transcripts

Dr. Douglas Mennin: I'm Dr. Douglas Mennin, psychologist and a professional member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Today we're discussing stress and anxiety, and now I want to talk about the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.

Although the symptoms of each anxiety disorder vary in different people, they all provoke extreme fear or worry that interferes with your daily life. The symptoms might pass quickly or stay for a long time.

These are symptoms typical of anxiety disorders: Chronic and unsubstantiated worry; repeated random panic attacks or persistent worry and anticipation of another panic attack; irrational fear or avoidance of an object, place, or situation that poses little or no threat or danger; performing uncontrollable repetitive acts, such as washing your hands or checking things over and over; ongoing and recurring nightmares, flashbacks, or emotional numbing related to a traumatic event in your life that occurred several months or years ago.

Now let's talk specifically about GAD, which affects 6.8 million adults in the US. Women are twice as likely as men to be affected. People with this disorder experience constant worry. It disrupts social activities and interferes with work, school, or family. People don't know how to stop the worry cycle, which they feel is beyond their control. They may also experience some physical symptoms, such as muscle tension and fatigue, restlessness and irritability, or gastrointestinal discomfort of some kind.

According to an ADAA national survey, 7 out of 10 people with GAD reported that their chronic anxiety had an impact on their relations with spouses or significant others, and two-thirds said that GAD had a negative effect on their friendships.

GAD is a serious disorder, but like all anxiety disorders it can be treated in a variety of ways. If you would like to learn more, visit www.adaa.org and check out our other videos on anxiety and anxiety disorders, including diagnosing GAD.

hello by shalustik at 10/17/10 04:58PM Flag

Hello My Dear, How are you today and how is life moving over there? i hope fine. My name is Miss Nelly, It is my pleasure to view your profile today in this site and after going through your profile I became interested in you.please I will like to know you more better.so I will like you to reply this mail with your email address direct to my email not in the site, so that I can give you my picture for you to know whom I am. Here is my email(nely4baby@gmail.com)

(Add Comment)