General Anxiety Disorder (And Why It Shouldn’t Be Ignored)

by cadabamshospital

22 March,2021 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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Around 6% of the population experiences general anxiety disorder in their lifetime. This mental disorder is seen more commonly in women as opposed to men and is prevalent in people of all age groups. GAD is a condition where patients are persistently and excessively worrying about various things.

They are constantly anticipating disaster and may be overly worried about health, money, work, family, and many other things. Because of prevailing taboos about mental illness, very few people acknowledge the problem and come forward for treatment. And, that actually makes matters worse and treatment difficult and a long drawn process.

That’s what makes GAD so pervasive and a serious mental health issue across the globe today. The inability to control your mind and emotion can be extremely overwhelming and can cause a lot of other issues. This is why it is important to determine the symptoms and get timely treatment at a good care facility. 

Cadabam’s Hospitals has been providing excellent medical treatment for psychiatric and neurology-related issues for over three decades. There is an experienced team of medical professionals who will be there for you every step of the way. By addressing your issue with a personalized treatment plan, our team ensures that you get back to live healthily.

Cadabam’s Hospitals has developed a comprehensive approach to treating various symptoms of GAD through a combination of modern treatment processes, using state-of-the-art equipment, such as Feedback, rTMS, and psychotherapy effective in treating depression, a common symptom associated with untreated GAD. If you’re experiencing general anxiety disorder symptoms, talk to our professionals today. Contact the center at +91 97414 76476, +91 7353226622; you can also connect with us via email at info@cadabamshospitals.com.  

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms: Are You Noticing Them?

Being aware of general anxiety disorder symptoms will allow you to contact the professional promptly. Patients with GAD persistently experience the following signs and symptoms – 

  1. Always being on the edge 
  2. Feeling restless 
  3. Getting easily tired
  4. Being irritable 
  5. Having trouble concentrating 
  6. Difficulty in controlling negative fleeing 
  7. Difficulty in sleeping or staying asleep
  8. Experiencing muscle tension

What Are The Treatment Options For GAD?

Based on the severity, doctors may recommend the following general anxiety disorder treatments: 

Medications

Various types of medications are used to combat the symptoms of GAD, including 

  • Antidepressants 
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Buspirone

Biofeedback Therapy

At Cadabam’s Hospitals, biofeedback therapy involves the assessment of bodily activities such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, and other vital information to understand and know more about the patient’s psychological behavior. It helps in increasing the awareness about bodily processes through the use of sophisticated instruments and monitoring procedures to identify and correlate voluntary and involuntary physiological responses. 

A patient undergoing biofeedback therapy will be able to better understand the dynamics of his/her behavior during a stressful or mood-altering situation. On ascertaining the reasons for the specific behavior, treatment is then strategically applied (i.e., focused deep breathing; affirmations; altering thoughts, beliefs, and memories) and response is measured using the same mechanism. Cadabam’s has biofeedback solutions to prevent relapse in illnesses such as bipolar affective disorder, addiction, GAD, etc.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Wave System

When stressed, or hyperactive people need to relax. When in depression, a feeling of wellbeing will do a lot of good. rTMS or repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Wave System is a wonderful way of making you feel happy and mentally healthy. rTMS device sends magnetic waves to the brain to induce a sense of wellbeing by increasing blood circulation and oxygen supply to the brain. 

This improves concentration, reduces stress and brings about a sense of balance, and helps, among other mental illnesses, the symptoms of GAD. At Cadabam’s Hospitals, patients with stress, depression, anxiety, and some adult psychiatric problems have recovered well through this treatment.

Psychotherapy 

Psychotherapy is an effective way of treating people with mental disorders, including GAD. It helps patients understand their illness and find a proper remedy for it. It teaches them various strategies and equips them with tools to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps patients manage their symptoms better and function at their best in their day-to-day lives. 

Sometimes psychotherapy alone can prove to be an effective solution to a large number of mental illnesses, depending on the nature and severity of the illness. Normally, psychotherapy is combined with medications for a stronger cure. Therapists work in tandem with the family members of patients to devise an appropriate treatment plan.

There are various types of psychotherapy, many of them scientifically tested more than others. Some people may have a treatment plan that includes only one type of psychotherapy. Others receive treatment that includes elements of several different types of psychotherapies. The kind of psychotherapy a person receives is decided by his or her mental healthcare needs.

Lifestyle Changes

Following changes in the lifestyle can make a notable difference in helping patients control their general anxiety disorder symptoms:

  • Being physical active 
  • Getting proper sleep 
  • Eating healthy 
  • Meditating or performing relaxation techniques 
  • Avoiding alcohol and recreational drugs 
  • Quitting smoking 
  • Avoiding caffeine 

Why Cadabam’s Hospitals?

Over the course of three decades, the team at Cadabam’s has treated more than one lakh patients with different mental illnesses. The experienced team of psychiatrists, psychologists, family therapists, counselors, and physicians work together to formulate a personalized care plan that is best suited for your health condition. To know more about the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder, get in touch with the team at +91 97414 76476, +91 7353226622, or you can also contact us via email at info@cadabamshospitals.com.  

Frequently Asked Questions 

How long must an individual show the symptoms to be diagnosed with GAD?

General anxiety disorder is diagnosed when an individual finds it challenging to control his or her worry for at least six months. Additionally, the person should be experiencing three or more symptoms. 

What are the common triggers of generalized anxiety disorder?

GAD can be a result of a complex interaction of environmental and biological factors. Some of the trigger factors include the difference in brain function and brain chemistry, the way a threat is perceived, and development and personality. 

Can you completely overcome generalized anxiety disorder?

There is no definite way to cure generalized anxiety disorder symptoms. But what patients can do is reduce these symptoms with a proper treatment plan. 

What happens if GAD is left untreated?

Chronic anxiety and panic attacks can put excessive stress on the heart as it causes the blood pressure and pulse to rise. And if GAD is left untreated, then patients are likely to have heart attacks at the early stages of their life. 

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