Caused by a specific event or the buildup of regular stresses or phobias, anxiety can affect anyone. Those who are diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorders (GAD), however, worry to the extreme all the time, often when there is very little reason to worry. High levels of anxiety throughout the day can cause those who are diagnosed with the disorder to experience extreme stress that almost never goes away. The constant worry can even stop them from accomplishing basic tasks.
If you or someone you care about is living in Peoria, Illinois, and struggling with generalized anxiety disorder, call our counselors at the number listed above to talk about your options in treatment. See Also: Bloomington Treatment Services.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Though it is difficult to determine the cause of generalized anxiety disorder – or any anxiety disorder, for that matter – it is relatively simple to identify the signs in a loved one. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), families with a loved one dealing with GAD may notice that they experience:
- Intense worry about day-to-day activities or events
- Difficulty concentrating
- Chronic fatigue
- Sleep disruption
- Inexplicable pains (e.g., back pain, bone pain, headaches, muscle ache, stomachaches, etc.)
- Inability to relax
- Trembling or twitching
Those who struggle with GAD often realize that they worry too much and are unhappy with that fact, wishing that they could control it. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, they are unable to control their feelings of worry.
Peoria, IL Patients Can Treat Anxiety with Mental Health Treatment
A trip to the doctor can get you started on the path to a diagnosis that will help you get the mental health treatment you need to create real changes in your life. You can also call the number listed above any time of the day or night and speak with a counselor about your needs for mental health care. Call now.