Generalized anxiety disorder gad

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Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with GAD 16 months ago but I have experienced anxiety symtoms since I was 18 now I am 51. Therapy has done wonders for me to understand the way my mind processes anxiety symptoms and has taught me how to deal with them. Also the frequency of my panic attacks have decreased since going through therapy and coming to this forum has helped . My concern for you is your need for a Dr. you can trust. Maybe you should consider going to a Dr. that has a good reputation.
Avatar n tn Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is defined as chronic, excessive worry and fear that seems to have no real cause. Children or adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder often worry a lot about things such as future events, past behaviors, social acceptance, family matters, their personal abilities, and/or school performance. All children and adolescents experience some anxiety. It is a normal part of growing up.
7581744 tn?1393535329 I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Is this a curable condition or is it life-long?
Avatar f tn I have a question. I was diagnosed years ago with Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Anxiety Attacks and Agoraphobia. I had a discussion tonight with a friend who keeps saying I do it to myself. I have had this along with a diagnosis of ADD as well as Bipolar 2 and then Clinical Depression. I was wondering if Anxiety is really something that can be controlled by the mind or if it really does need to be treated with medication?
Avatar m tn My doctor says I have GAD (Generalized Eating Disorder). But Im experienceing other symptoms that Im afraid may have something more to it. Migranes, Dry heaving, nausea, Sharp pains in my chest and upper abdomen, loss of appetite. Help Please!
Avatar m tn Benzodiazepines have robust efficacy in the short-term management of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), but were not shown to be effective in producing long-term improvement overall. Although benzodiazepines are much safer in overdose than their predecessors, the barbiturates, they can still cause problems in overdose.
Avatar n tn I suspect what you are seeing is "generalized anxiety". When these irrational fears interfere with one's life, it is called GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). I might suggest you google the phrase "GAD and children" or "generalized anxiety disorder" or similar words/phrases to better understand this issue. Perhaps there may be some information on some of these site which might be of help. I wish you the best ....
Avatar m tn I have generalized anxiety disorder, and I'm wondering if people have experienced what I have. It's interesting to see the evolution of the disorder. First I was convinced I had heart problems, and that it was causing my symptoms, which are typically chest pressure/tightness, shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, and weakness. I had countless EKG's, ECG's, a holter-monitor test, and blood work. All came back fine. Now I am worried about new things.
Avatar f tn I do take lexapro, I was diagnosed with GAD, Generalized anxiety disorder, it's helped with very minimal side effects. Not nessesarily a cure but definitly suppresses my anxiety...
Avatar m tn // Yet I know it's talked alot on here that HYPO causes the other two things... so confused. I manage my GAD by just being thick headed and stubborn, not talking meds but if its starting to effect my health like this.
Avatar f tn in the States, has unlabeled uses for GAD and SAD, (Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder) it is primarily prescribed here for fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain associated with peripheral neuropathy. Nowhere can I find that it is beneficial for sleep problems, although one of it's side effects IS "fatigue," I don't think that is the desired effect for a sleep aid.
Avatar n tn It sounds as if your son does have an anxiety disorder "of some kind". But that is not the end of the world. Anxiety in children is very common and is highly treatable. Our child was diagnosed with severe social phobia at six years of age and today is able to function normally and manage her fears and anxieties. The treatment of anxiety usually involves intervention, therapy and possibly medication. Please contact your family doctor for advice re this issue.
Avatar m tn Are there other instances of anxiety and/or fear? If so, it is possible that your child is suffering from GAD - generalized anxiety disorder. Often this disorder "rears its ugly head" at about seven years of age. I might suggest you google the phrase "GAD in children" or "generalized anxiety disorder in children" or "behaviors of anxiety in children" or similar words or phrases to see if any of the descriptions remind you of your child.
Avatar m tn I suffer from depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), with anxiety and panic attacks for two years. I suppose depression arised from the fact that both my daughters were forced to immigrate because of the economic crisis of my homeland. Anyway, i tried Cipralex, Cymbalta, Seroxat, Effexor even and the combo Effexor with Remeron (California rocket fuel) but without great results. In fact, some of these meds, made me worse. Only Xanax relieves me.
Avatar m tn Like if you have to do a big presentation or speech and are nervous-- people can take this and it gets them through that. This seems like a very odd choice for generalized anxiety disorder. Clonodine is a drug for lowering blood pressure but it has gotten other indications of anxiety and panic disorder. It probably isn't used as a first line med though. So, again, this brings me around to wondering if you've been on other medications previously and what the result was.
Avatar m tn He said he can tell i do not have ADD, but he diagnosed me with GAD(generalized anxiety Disorder. he prescribed me lexapro and so far i feel great. i feel as if my brain is not in a cloudy state. i do feel headachy some times but it seems like i am nnot as jumpy as before and people have taken notice. i am not saying this is what it is, but it does seem to be helping dramatically. Maybe some of you should go the anxiety route to see if you have GAD. could this be the case?
Avatar n tn I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder especially exegerated hypochondria which then leads to depression..I've been like this for more than 2 years now! Chills like goose bumps in periods are normal symptoms of this disorder right?
Avatar m tn You can have generalized, and consistent symtoms of anxiety, called generalized anxiety disorder GAD, without having just panic attacks, or panic disorder. Your symtpoms sound a bit more on the severe or distressing side of anxiety disorders. My questions and suggestions would be, if this is the first time you are experiencing this, yes it could be anxiety, but go to the doctor urgently to be sure it's not serious.
Avatar m tn It does happen that one grows 'used' to the drug and it takes a higher and higher dose to receive any medical benefit and often at the risk of increased side effects, You say that you tried an antidepressent----- I'm wondering how long ago. There are medications available now that work really well for GAD and have a favorable side effect profile. The duel receptor types of medications that work on both serotonin and norepinephrine-- SRNI's.
Avatar n tn It is possible that your daughter is suffering from anxiety - perhaps generalized anxiety or GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). The fact that the school is contacting you is notable - teachers are very busy people and will not take the time to contact parents unless a troubling issue is thought to be present. Have you discussed these behaviours with your daughter's pediatrician?
Avatar n tn Another possibility - GAD - generalized anxiety disorder. You might wish to google the phrase "GAD and children" or "children and anxiety disorders" or similar words/phrases to read more about this issue. If you think this could the problem, write back and we will be able to guide you toward finding help.
Avatar n tn I would say that if you have never started xanex that you shouldn't start it now. I think that obessessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be called an anxiety disease. I don't think it means you have generalized anixety disorder, especially if you are only worried about that one thing. Perhaps you should see a counselor and get cognitive behavior therapy for yourself. I would check that out before starting on a med.