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Generalised Anxiety Disorder

DEFINITION
We are all confronted by anxiety when an unpleasant or even traumatic situation occurs during the day, worry about an exam or about our own health or someone else’s. It is a common phenomenon. Anxiety is a reaction to these concerning situations. People who suffer from generalised anxiety disorder have a low anxiety threshold and even facing an everyday situation, they will become anxious. For them, everything is a cause of anxiety and these reactions can, in the long term, affect their affective, professional and social lives.

CAUSES
It has been found that generalised anxiety disorder could be genetic, educative, cultural and environmental. People who develop this disorder already have physiological and psychological predispositions which favour this condition, which can be exacerbated by their educational, personal and professional environments. Often, generalised anxiety disorder is associated with other psychological problems such as depression syndrome, phobias (social or agoraphobias), anxiety crises, dependency difficulties and sometimes behavioural problems.

SYMPTOMS
Most symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder are usually physical, behavioural and emotional. The physical symptoms (cardiac, respiratory and digestive) are integrated with the psychological and characterised by some apprehension regarding the future. For instance, the person may anticipate an imminent catastrophe/disaster. The symptoms, always active, can fluctuate in intensity.

Symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder

  • Insomnia
  • Lack of concentration
  • Memory problems
  • Panic attacks
  • Muscular pain and spasms
  • Headache
  • Severe nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dependency on alcohol
  • Anxiety crises
  • Dependency on tobacco
  • Dependency on television

TREATMENT
Generalised anxiety disorder potentially affects every field of life. You constantly have a feeling of intense discomfort and loved ones feel helpless and unable reassure you.
The first step is to Contact me at Plaisance Counselling via phone, email to make an appointment. To begin your journey and achieve your goals, medical advice from health professionals will provide a diagnosis and initiate a process for treatment.
The treatment can require several sessions in psychotherapy. It is also essential to think about activities that can reduce the level of anxiety such as: Pilates, regular exercises, hobbies like gardening, manual work or fishing.

No referral is needed to make an appointment.

Jerome Plaisance

Ph: 0414 991 194

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