Generalized Anxiety Disorder remains the most prevalent psychiatric disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms include unease, dread, or foreboding, as well as excessive, unrealistic worry. Generalized Anxiety Disorder is also known for feeling muscle tension, restlessness, impaired concentration, insomnia, and impaired concentration.
Generalized anxiety disorder can be complicated by irritability and other symptoms such as trembling, sweating, trembling, headaches, and stomach issues. These symptoms are often more common than the anxiety disorder itself. They may be referred to a psychiatrist and treated for the presenting symptoms rather than for the underlying psychiatric condition.
To make it even more difficult to diagnose, many people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder also have a variety of psychiatric disorders. These include panic attacks, depression, and social anxiety disorder. It is difficult to diagnose and provide appropriate treatment for somatic and other psychiatric conditions.
Women are twice as likely to experience generalized anxiety disorder as men. The symptoms tend to start in the early 20s for men, while they are more common in the later 20s for women. A smaller peak is seen in those over 50. African Americans are more likely to experience depression than Caucasians.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, or as it is more commonly known, SSRIs or SNRIs may be used for treatment. Although benzodiazepines can effectively muffle symptoms, drugs such as Klonipin, Ativan, and Xanax are currently out of favor with professional and government organizations. Patients and doctors both favor the drugs known as “benzos” despite this.