Chronic Anxiety

Many people that are battling a generalized anxiety disorder are dealing with chronic anxiety. Often it can seem as though there is nothing a person can do to win this battle. The truth of the matter is that there are a number of different treatment options available. Is crucial to understand the underlying source of the anxiety and deal with it so that the anxiety can be controlled.

The diagnosis is mostly identified as an extreme and unreasonable concern on the situations encountered in the daily life. Many refer to chronic anxiety as generalized anxiety disorder or GAD.

Generally speaking this worry makes it difficult for a person to function properly. 


It is important to make it clear that as with any other diagnosis, no two people present the exact same symptoms. This doesn't mean that a person presenting with 3 symptoms has a less severe case then a person with 6 symptoms. What it does mean is that GAD affects people in different ways.

There are physical symptoms such as: muscles aches, episodes of shortness of breath, problems swallowing, problems concentrating, insomnia and rashes.

It is important to note that these symptoms must be persistent and ongoing for at least half year for a person to be diagnosed with this type of anxiety. This is due to the fact that everyone experiences some sort of anxiety at a given moment, it is when the symptoms do not diminish and interfere with daily living that one should seek help.


There are a several options available for individuals that currently suffer this condition. It is best to talk to your medical care provider as well as a counselor about what form of treatment may be most beneficial. Therapy is a very common treatment for it. Remember the key to eliminating this anxiety is to figure out what the root cause is and how you can overcome it. 

Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most common form of therapy and it is also the most effective. The cognitive behavioral therapy assists the patient to understand the thought processes that influence our behavior so that negative thought patterns can be replaced with positive ones.

There are daily things you can do to help deal with chronic anxiety. These include learning and practicing stress relieving activities, like deep breathing exercises among them.


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