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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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14/07/2020
1,440
males

with generalised anxiety
talk to therapists

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14/07/2020
2,005
females

with generalised anxiety
talk to therapists

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14/07/2020
Generalised anxiety is a mental health condition. It is also known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

Symptoms

Which ones do you experience?
Thoughts
11
Distraction
23
Worry
significant, difficult to control, apprehensive expectation about general matters
Feelings
10
Agitation
19
Anxiety
significant
9
Distress
significant
15
Irritability
14
Tension
11
Tiredness
Behaviours
7
Impairment
significant
9
Insomnia

Causes

4
Genes
relative with generalised anxiety
6
Events
triggers include abuse, bullying
3
Brain
activity, chemical imbalance
7
Uncertain
6
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

176 therapists
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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 14 July 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