GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)


Generalised Anxiety Disorder is a long-term condition that causes you to feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than one specific event.

People with GAD feel anxious most of the time and often struggle to remember the last time they felt truly relaxed. They are constantly affected by worried thinking, which can affect their daily routines, their work, their appetite and their sleep.

GAD can cause both psychological (mental) and physical symptoms. These vary from person to person, but can include:

  • Dizziness & or heart palpitations
  • Excessive worrying and obsessing
  • Difficulty handling uncertainty
  • Muscle tension
  • Trembling or twitching
  • Headaches
  • Being easily startled
  • Dry mouth
  • Cold or hot sweats
  • Nausea
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety which can at times lead to panic attacks

GAD can commonly also co-occur with other mental health disorders such as social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, (C)PTSD or depression.

GAD can be caused by genetics, by childhood trauma or loss or by an imbalance of serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain.

If you are affected by GAD, then please feel free to share your experience.

I am offering free initial consultations to anyone who is affected and is in need of support.

Love Athina ♥

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10 thoughts on “GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)”

  1. Along with my BPD and MDD, I have GAD as well. A great mix, right? 😛 Anyway, I hate it. Meds have helped a bit, and some CBT, but still got a long way to go. It’s excruiciating having GAD. Contineous loops going round and round my head, things that happened, things that probably won’t even happen, etc. It’s so exhausting!

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  2. Along with my CPTSD I have been diagnosed with GAD as well. I think the meds have helped so some degree but that also depends on the day and what happened throughout that day. Sometimes I get back into the cycle of checking the locks on the doors 5000 times before I can go to bed…..annoying to say the least.


    1. Sorry to hear that!Unfortunately anxiety comes in so many forms and different conditions that co-exist…OCD is also one of them..Meds do help take the edge off depending on the severity..CBT, EMDR and other talking therapies..

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