Symptoms And Symptoms Of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Generalized Anxiety Disorders
Introduction to the paper Anxiety is a component found within many other mental disorders. The most common is depression. There are a number of anxiety disorders in the DSM, we will be looking at generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Generalized anxiety disorder causes one to worry and have anxiety about an event or activity that will most likely intensify and have a high impact on that particular activity or event. An individual diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder feels nervous and anxious all of the time. The clinical expression of generalized anxiety disorder is chronic and consistent over a lifespan. The onset is usually 30 years but is spread over a broad range. This disorder is associated with muscle tensions; twitching, feeling, disorder, shaking and muscle aches. Some experience sweating, nausea, and diarrhea. Once a client is diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, remission is not likely. (Association, 2013) Diagnostic criteria in the DSM 5 states that the client has excessive worry and anxiety that will occur more often than not. It will last for at least months, and client will have three of the six symptoms listed in the DSM criteria area. For example; the client will have difficulty concentrating, perhaps his/her mind goes blank, easily fatigued, and the third symptom, sleep disturbance. However, in children, there is only one symptom required. (Association, 2013)
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