Anxiety is a very common experience and everyone gets anxious or worried sometimes, but Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a common mental health problem that involves excessive worrying, nervousness, and tension. For example your worries and fears are so frequent that they affect your quality of sleep, concentration and relaxation. This can make you feel depressed, jumpy and irritable as a result, and you probably over estimate the chances that bad things might happen and underestimate the chances that things could turn out well.
What are the Symptoms of Anxiety?
- Difficulty concentrating or focusing on things.
- Feeling tense; having muscle tightness or body aches predominantly in neck and shoulders.
- Having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep because you can’t switch off.
- Feeling fatigue.
- Feeling edgy, restless, or jumpy.
- Stomach problems, nausea or IBS symptoms.
- A pervasive feeling of apprehension or dread.
- Intrusive thoughts
- Concerns about the future
These thoughts and feelings can lead to :
- Putting things off.
- Avoiding situations.
- Difficulty relaxing.
- Constantly worrying.
Talking Therapies can offer different types of therapy and support for these types of difficulties. To discuss how talking therapies might help you please – Refer Yourself and you will be contacted to arrange an initial First Appointment.