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    What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder

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    Those with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) experience anxiety and worry about a range of things (e.g. work or school performance, health, relationships, finances).  They find this worry hard to control, and typically experience several of the following symptoms:  restlessness, insomnia, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension.

    For a diagnosis of GAD to be assigned to a person, the aformentioned symptoms must (a) cause a person distress (i.e. the symptoms upset them) or (b) disrupt their work, relationships, or life in some way.

    Treatments are available for GAD. Reserach suggets that the most effective is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

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