Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Excessive ongoing worrying, even when there are no signs of trouble
- Inability to relax
- Difficulty concentrating, mind going “blank”
- Feeling tense, edgy, or jumpy
- Irritability or restlessness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Muscle tension
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Numbness or tingling
- Frequent urination in adults and bed-wetting in children
- Aches and pains
- Gastrointestinal discomfort, including diarrhea , heartburn, and flatulence
- Dry mouth
- Cold, clammy hands
- Difficulty swallowing
- Racing heart
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Anxiety Disorders Association of America website. Available at: http://www.adaa.org/GettingHelp/AnxietyDisorders/GAD.asp . Accessed October 29, 2008.
Generalized anxiety disorder. National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/anxiety-disorders/generalized-anxiety-disorder-gad.shtml . Update June 2008. Accessed October 29, 2008.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 11/2013 -
- Update Date: 11/30/2013 -
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