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Generalised Anxiety


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You're
not alone
with
generalised anxiety
Generalised anxiety
is the
3rd
most common reason
for therapy

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1,442
males

with generalised anxiety
talk to therapists

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2,010
females

with generalised anxiety
talk to therapists

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Generalised anxiety is a mental health condition. It is also known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
13
Distraction
27
Worry
significant, difficult to control, apprehensive expectation about general matters
Feelings
10
Agitation
23
Anxiety
significant
10
Distress
significant
16
Irritability
17
Tension
13
Tiredness
Behaviours
9
Impairment
significant
10
Insomnia

Causes

6
Genes
relative with generalised anxiety
9
Events
triggers include abuse, bullying
4
Brain
activity, chemical imbalance
8
Uncertain
8
Combination
of causes

Diagnosis

Adults

For 6 (or more) months, most days:

Worry
significant, difficult to control, apprehensive expectation about general matters
Anxiety
significant
3 (or more) of:Agitation
Distraction
Distress
significant
orImpairmentsignificant
Insomnia
Irritability
Tension
Tiredness
Other
Symptoms are not due
to another condition or
a substance


nice.org.uk recommends
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for generalised anxiety

For negative thoughtsFocus on the presentAdults 12-15 sessions
Therapists

170 therapists
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Thoughts
WorryAttention mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Place a book in front of you. Look at the book cover, but think about a worry. Rate Anxiety
0
Look at the book cover and think about it. When thoughts wander, refocus on the book. When feelings occur, refocus on the book. Rerate Anxiety
0
WorryBreath mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Think about a worry. Rate Anxiety
0
Inhale and exhale. Focus on the sensations of breathing. When thoughts wander, refocus on the sensations. Rerate Anxiety
0
Feelings
TensionNotice it, release it. Practice daily to benefit. Sit comfortably. Arms in lap, knees bent, feet on floor. Where do you feel tension?
Arms
Hands
Forehead
Eyes
Nose
Jaw
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Stomach
Legs
Feet
AnxietyBreathe well. Practice 1 min daily to benefit. Breathe deeply into stomach. Put 1 hand on chest. Aim to keep it still. Put 1 hand on stomach. Aim to let it rise and fall. Inhale through nose for 4 seconds. Hold for 1 second. Exhale through mouth for 4 seconds. Repeat.
AnxietyFeeling mindfulness. Practice 5 mins daily to benefit. Where do you feel anxiety?
Arms
Hands
Forehead
Eyes
Nose
Jaw
Neck
Shoulders
Back
Chest
Stomach
Legs
Feet
nice.org.uk recommends
Applied Relaxation
for generalised anxiety

For relaxationFocus on the presentAdults 12-15 sessions

Currently unavailable
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Written by Richard Snowdon
Updated 12 August 2020
Next check 01 January 2021
Sources

Statistics findatherapist.co.uk Symptoms Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Causes NHS Diagnosis Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition Cognitive Behavioural Therapy National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Applied Relaxation National Institute for Health and Care Excellence