What is Generalised Anxiety Disorder?
People with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) worry excessively. Some do not know why they feel anxious, while others worry about their health, money, family or work. They are always anticipating a disaster, even though they often realise their worries are unfounded. Headaches, trembling and nausea can accompany the anxiety. GAD starts gradually, often in childhood or adolescence, and can improve with age. People who cannot cope with living with their anxiety are helped using talking therapies and drug treatments.