People who suffer from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) experience patterns of constant worry over all kinds of activities, events, and situations. Aside from near-constant feelings of anxiety or tension, symptoms among children, teenagers, and adults may include the following:
- Inability to concentrate
- Problems falling or staying asleep
- Muscle aches, headaches, stomachaches, or nausea
Some who suffer from GAD may do so with little or no cause. Others believe their worry is justified over maintaining safety or high performance at home, work, school, or other obligations. In any case, attempts to alleviate the anxiety (from themselves or others) may be met with only temporary success or outright failure.
Our specialists at OCD and Anxiety Center in Chicago are experienced at treating GAD with cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, and other proven means of treatment and relief. Believe it or not, you or your loved one can break free from patterns of anxiety and the symptoms produced. Contact us to learn more about how we can help today!