Anxiety is feeling worried. It can range from mild to severe and can include the feelings of worry and fear. There are various conditions that can cause serious worry, including phobias – extreme or irrational fears of an object or animal, place, situation, or emotion.

Anxiety Disorders

In the diagnostic system of Psychiatry, the Anxiety Disorders are distinguished into individual clinical entities, such as:

  1. Panic Disorder
  2. Specific Phobias such as agoraphobia or claustrophobia
  3. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  4. Social anxiety disorder (Social phobia),and
  5. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)


Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Everybody has feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives. For example, you may feel worried in the case of exams at school, or before a medical exam or at a job interview. In these moments, the feeling of anxiety can be quite natural. However, some people find it difficult to withstand their worries, some feelings such as their anxiety are more constant and persistent and may often affect their everyday life.

GAD is a long-term condition that makes you feel anxious in a wide range of situations, conditions and issues, instead for just one specific fact or event.

People with GAD feel anxious most of the days and often have difficulties remembering the last time they felt relaxed. The moment one anxious thought goes away, another one can occur for a different matter.

GAD can cause both psychological and physical symptoms. These can vary from person to person, but can include: feeling worried, concentration or sleep problems, dizziness or palpitations.