Sunday, September 24, 2006

GAD Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

GAD is an unknown source of disorder. It is related to mood disorder indirectly and it also indirectly related with suicides.

Diagnostic Guidelines

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:

  1. apprehension (worries about future misfortunes, feeling "on edge", difficulty in concentrating, etc.);
  2. motor tension (restless fidgeting, tension headaches, trembling, inability to relax); and
  3. 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.

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