What is generalised anxiety disorder?

Anxiety is a common feeling of worry or fear that most of us will experience when faced with situations that cause stress or concern. However, if you are experiencing excessive and uncontrollable anxiety that is having a negative impact on your life you might have an anxiety disorder. There are a number of different anxiety disorders that share similar symptoms. Unlike some of the other anxiety conditions, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) causes anxiety about a wide range of situations and issues rather than a specific one. People with GAD often heightened levels of anxiety some or most of the time.

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