People with Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) have excessive worry about a variety of everyday problems for at least 6 months. With at least 3% of the population of the US having GAD, it is more common than you think. This being said, it is a subject that few people know about, and even less talk about. We hope that this short explanatory video will help to start the conversation more, and help those that may be suffering from it.
There is help out there.
Transcript from the Video:
So… Here’s my friend. He worries about things. Of course everybody worries, its natural. But this guy has got Generalized Anxiety Disorder – GAD – and he pretty much worries ALL the TIME.
You see, people with GAD have trouble turning their worrying & anxiety off…
There’s a sense of impending doom that terrible things will happen… even when there is little evidence that anything will actually turn out bad.
This constant and uncontrollable worry gets in the way of having a more normal day-to-day life and many experience physical symptoms like fatigue, muscle tension, insomnia, and mental tensions like concentration loss, nervousness, stress and ALL of this can contribute to an inability to go places or experience and enjoy things, and to simply be happy. And this turn wi—
There is help out there. There are methods to approaching and gaining control over your negative thoughts. You can look into support groups, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and possibly even medication. Talk to your Health Professional for more information.
Most of all know that you are not the only one that has this, it is more common than you think and that things can be done to help you cope.