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Anxiety No More: Overcoming Generalized Anxiety Disorder

What is Generalised Anxiety?

Often involves a constant sense of worry and tension, even when there is no apparent reason for concern. People with Generalised Anxiety may experience excessive worry about everyday events, such as work, health, finances, relationships and future uncertainties. This persistent worry can significantly impact daily functioning, relationships and overall well-being.

Key features and symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder include:

  1. Excessive Worry: People with GAD worry excessively about a wide variety of issues, even when there is no apparent reason for concern. This worry is often difficult to control and individuals may find it challenging to stop or redirect their anxious thoughts.

  2. Physical Symptoms: GAD can lead to physical symptoms such as muscle tension, restlessness, irritability, fatigue, headaches, stomach aches and difficulty sleeping (insomnia). These symptoms may be caused or exacerbated by chronic anxiety.

  3. Difficulty Concentrating: Individuals with GAD may have difficulty focusing on tasks due to their preoccupation with worries. This can affect their performance at work or school.

  4. Irrational Fears: GAD often involves irrational fears and catastrophic thinking. Individuals may imagine worst-case scenarios and anticipate negative outcomes, even when there is no evidence to support these fears.

  5. Muscle Tension: Persistent anxiety can lead to muscle tension and physical discomfort, especially in the neck, shoulders, and back.

  6. Perfectionism: People with GAD may have perfectionistic tendencies and set excessively high standards for themselves, which can contribute to their anxiety.

  7. Excessive Seeking of Reassurance: Some individuals with GAD may seek reassurance from others to alleviate their anxiety. 

  8. Avoidance Behaviour: In an attempt to avoid situations that trigger their anxiety, individuals with GAD may begin to avoid certain activities, places, or responsibilities, which can further limit their lives.

How can CBT help Generalised Anxiety?

Are you constantly plagued by worry and anxiety? Do you find it challenging to control anxious thoughts that seem to take over your mind? If so, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can offer you effective tools and strategies to manage and overcome Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).

CBT is a proven therapeutic approach that targets the underlying thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that contribute to GAD. By working together, we will identify and challenge the negative thinking patterns that fuel your anxiety. 

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