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Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

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Written by Richard Snowdon | Updated 24 October 2019
Next Review 01 January 2020

UK Statistics
Source: findatherapist.co.uk

You're
not
alone
Anxiety
is the
3rd
most common issue
people talk
to therapists about
1,405
males
with anxiety
talk to therapists
1,947
females
with anxiety
talk to therapists
Causes
geneticslife eventsnegative thoughtsneurotransmittersunknown
Symptoms
Thoughts
distractionworry
Feelings
agitationanxietyirritabilitytensiontiredness
Behaviours
sleeplessness
Process
Impact
impairmentdistress
Diagnosis
Adults

6 (or more) months of worry and anxiety and 3 (or more) other symptoms. With distress or impairment.
Therapies
nice.org.uk recommend

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
for Anxiety

For negative thoughts
Focus on the present
Adults 12 - 15 sessions
nice.org.uk recommend

Applied Relaxation
for Anxiety

For relaxation
Focus on the present
Adults 12 - 15 sessions