Do you feel troubled by excessive worries? Unable to relax? Difficulty sleeping?
Do you or your family member have an anxiety disorder? In an anxiety disorder, there is an excessive amount of anxiety which is troublesome to the sufferer. There are various types of anxiety disorders, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one type.
If you have GAD, you may have a persistent worry and anxiety about many things, usually pertaining to finances, family, work, studies and other aspects of daily life. There is little or no specific stressor that can obviously provoke it. You may find it difficult to control the anxiety and there may be also other symptoms such as muscle tension, headaches, difficulty concentrating and sleep difficulties.
What happens in a psychiatric consultation?
Do you need assessment and treatment? If you have the above symptoms and they are causing distress and affecting your life, it is time to consult a doctor. A psychiatrist will ask you about your symptoms, background history and medical history. Further invetigations may be done in needed. After the diagnosis is made, the psychiatrist decides on the individualized treatment for you. All information shared during the consultations is strictly confidential.
How is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) treated?
This can be in the form of medications and/or psychological therapy. Medications are effective and help to reduce anxiety.