What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Stress is a fairly routine part of everyday life. However, when stress becomes overwhelming and begins to impair one’s ability to function and maintain relationships it might reflect a mental health issue known as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) or Anxiety. Anxiety (GAD) is characterized by chronic stress and worrying excessively, especially when overwhelming concern is unwarranted. Anxiety can result in panic attacks, avoidance of social interactions and a general lack of emotional tolerance for everyday activities and interactions. Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health issues in the United States and encompasses Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Phobias, among others.

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How Can Anxiety Impact Your Life?

For millions of Americans, Anxiety can radically interfere with everyday life—limiting job and school performance, diminishing the ability to connect with others and creating a lingering sense of isolation. Anxiety is often linked to other mental and physical health issues and often accompanies specific traumas, drug use and heart disease. There is evidence to suggest that the onset of Anxiety is tied to a series of factors, including heredity, personality, stress, trauma among other factors.

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What Are The Symptoms Of Anxiety?

Similar to other mental health disorders, Anxiety can manifest itself in emotional, mental and physical symptoms. Those struggling with Anxiety may experience trouble relaxing, difficulties thinking clearly and an overwhelming sense of stress and uncertainty.

How Can Lightfully Help With Your Anxiety?

At Lightfully Behavioral Health, we realize the importance of having a common language to describe symptoms the individual might be experiencing. Even so, we see our clients as more than just their diagnoses. Clients can expect an integrated and inclusive treatment plan from an exceptionally equipped team that focuses on the core processes which underlie their symptoms and all human suffering. In this way, we work to help the client develop an integrated self and a more balanced, meaningful life.

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