Using Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

1180 Words Dec 10th, 2015 5 Pages
Imagine while writing a term paper trying to figure out how to start a proper introduction, a text message is received from a loved one reading, “I am on my way home now. see you soon.” You reply, “Okay drive safe.” Moments pass and the feeling of worry slowly starts to kick in wondering if they are driving safe, if they are checking their mirrors before switching lanes, if they have their seatbelt on, and if the tires are still good on the car. Then in a matter of minutes, ‘if’ turns into ‘what if’. What if they got into an accident, hostage by terrorist, got kidnapped by mafia, and other things that are not likely to happen while on the road. This constant worry, nervousness, and tension just continuously grows and envelopes you, rendered unable to even complete normal tasks like writing this introduction. This is just a small example of what someone with Generalized Anxiety Disorder may go through on a daily business every moment during their day. The topics that are going to be covered in this paper are what is GAD and what are the signs and symptoms, how does GAD affect the ability to perform normal activities of daily living, and an overall summary with my assigned individual at SDC for his Intensive Learning Project.
What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder
“Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive worry about a variety of topics.”(Craighead, 2008) At first I found it hard to believe that Generalized Anxiety Disorder was a real debilitating…
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