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Do You Suffer from Anxiety?
It is normal to occasionally feel anxious and worried. However, if worrying interferes with your ability to function at work, home, school, and in your relationships, you may be suffering from a Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). This condition is characterized by chronic and excessive worrying. The focus of your worry is often unrealistic, and out of your control.
Physical Symptoms of Anxiety
GAD can often manifest into physical symptoms, including:
• Cognitive Difficulties
• Sleep Difficulties
• Muscle Tension
• Nausea and Gastrointestinal Issues
• Racing Heart
Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety
Psychological counselling has been proven to help individuals overcome anxiety. Techniques may include cognitive restructuring, to help change your anxious thinking patterns. Relaxation strategies can decrease the physical symptoms of anxiety. If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be suffering from a Generalized Anxiety Disorder, seek the consultation of a psychologist to diagnose and treat this condition. At Dalton Associates, we offer counselling and assessment services to individuals suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and many other psychological issues.
Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada (2007). Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Retrieved from http://www.anxietycanada.ca/english/GAD.php
Dugas, Dr. Michel J. (January 2009). “Psychology Works” Facts Sheet: Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Canadian Psychological Association. Retrieved from http://www.cpa.ca/psychologyfactsheets/generalizedanxietydisorder/