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Understanding GAD with Anxiety Counseling

GAD, or generalized anxiety disorder, is not something that you have to face alone.  Anxiety counseling in Arlington, Texas can help you understand your symptoms and find treatment for the battles you are fighting. 

The first step is recognizing your anxiety symptoms.  These can include:

-Persistent worry that is unproportional to the impact of concerned events

-Overthinking, especially regarding plans and solutions

-Hyper focus on worst case scenarios

-Difficulty handling uncertainty 

-Fear of making the wrong decision that leads to indecisiveness

-Feelings of restlessness or fatigue

-Difficulty concentrating

-Muscle tension or muscle aches

(Source: Mayo Clinic)

“GAD is diagnosed when a person finds it difficult to control worry on more days than not for at least six months and has three or more symptoms. This differentiates GAD from worry that may be specific to a set stressor or for a more limited period of time.”  (Source: Anxiety & Depression Association of America)

  • GAD affects 6.8 million adults (3.1% of the U.S. population) in any given year.
  • Women are twice as likely as men to develop GAD.
  • Risk for developing GAD is highest between childhood and middle age.
  • Biological factors can play a role in the onset of GAD.

The good news is that there is help available to the millions of people suffering from GAD.  People with GAD have the ability to lead full and meaningful lives with the help of anxiety counseling.  A trusted counselor can help you recognize when your anxiety is coming on or at its peak.  Insight Child & Family Counseling is a reputable counseling practice with years of experience in anxiety counseling.  We can help teach you coping techniques that help you recognize and deal with your anxiety.  Don’t suffer alone.  Get help today with anxiety counseling from Insight Child & Family Counseling.  Call us at 972-426-9500 or visit us online for a list of free resources to get you started on your path toward that full and meaningful life.  www.ldscounselordfw.com

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