From time to time when life is stressful, it’s normal to feel anxious, nervous and tense. Worries, doubts and fears are a normal part of life. However, severe, excessive and ongoing anxiety that interferes with day-to-day activities may be a sign of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a mood disorder that is characterized by multiple and/or nonspecific worries. It interferes with the person’s ability to sleep, think or function in some other way.
It is possible for both adults and children to develop generalized anxiety disorder. Living with generalized anxiety disorder can be a long-term challenge. In most cases, generalized anxiety disorder improves with psychotherapy. Making lifestyle changes, learning coping skills and using relaxation techniques can also help.