Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses. Only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment, even though the disorders are highly treatable.
Generalised anxiety disorder (or GAD) is characterised by excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no obvious reasons for worry. People with symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder tend to always expect disaster and can’t stop worrying about health, money, family, work, or school.
In people with GAD, the worry is often unrealistic or out of proportion for the situation. Daily life becomes a constant state of worry, fear, and dread. Eventually, the anxiety so dominates the person’s thinking that it interferes with daily functioning, including work, school, social activities, and relationships.
Depression, anxiety and substance abuse often travel together as a team.
If you or someone you know is suffering from anxiety please contact us, we can help.