The sufferer must have primary symptoms of anxiety most days for at least several weeks at a time, and usually for several months. These symptoms should usually involve elements of:
- apprehension (worries about future misfortunes, feeling "on edge", difficulty in concentrating, etc.);
- motor tension (restless fidgeting, tension headaches, trembling, inability to relax); and
- autonomic overactivity (lightheadedness, sweating, tachycardia or tachypnoea, epigastric discomfort, dizziness, dry mouth, etc.).
In children, frequent need for reassurance and recurrent somatic complaints may be prominent.
The transient appearance (for a few days at a time) of other symptoms, particularly depression, does not rule out generalized anxiety disorder as a main diagnosis, but the sufferer must not meet the full criteria for depressive episode, phobic anxiety disorder, panic disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- anxiety neurosis
- anxiety reaction
- anxiety state
I think that everyone will have a time where, they feel down, feel sad, feel that everything is going to collapsed. It is something similar with the GAD. Is GAD a disorder? I don't think so, it is a process which everyone will go through in their life. Am dealing with it now, but can i do it?
I pray that God provide me with the strength to go through everything and everyday. Amen.