We all experience tension and worry in our everyday lives. This is normal anxiety and is functional to the individual, helping us to face everyday demands and challenges. But when anxiety becomes intense and pervasive, it significantly impairs our daily living. Generalised Anxiety Disorder is much more than normal anxiety. It is chronic and exaggerated worry and tension, even though nothing seems to provoke it. Having this disorder means always anticipating disaster, often worrying excessively about health, money, family or work. These worries often seem difficult to pinpoint.
¨ physical symptoms of worry, including trembling, twitches, muscle tension, headaches, irritability, sweating, nausea, light headedness, hot flushes.