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Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)



You're
not
alone
with
anxiety
Anxiety
is the
3rd
most common reason
for therapy
Source:
findatherapist.co.uk
14/11/2019
1,411
males

with anxiety
talk to therapists
Source:
findatherapist.co.uk
14/11/2019
1,954
females

with anxiety
talk to therapists
Source:
findatherapist.co.uk
14/11/2019

Causes

Source: nhs.uk
Genetics
Life events
Negative thoughts
Neurotransmitters
Unknown

Symptoms

Source: psychiatry.orgTick the symptom you experience the most

Thoughts
Distraction
Worry
Feelings
Agitation
Anxiety
Irritability
Tension
Tiredness
Behaviours
Sleeplessness

Impact

Source: psychiatry.org
Impairment
Distress

Diagnosis

Source: psychiatry.org
Adults

6 (or more) months of worry and anxiety and 3 (or more) other symptoms. With distress or impairment.

Therapies

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for Anxiety

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 12-15 sessions
nice.org.uk recommended therapy
Applied Relaxation
for Anxiety

For relaxation
Focus on the present
Adults 12-15 sessions
nice.org.uk recommended therapy

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 14 November 2019
Next Review 01 January 2020