March 21st, 2010
A lot of the world’s population had suffered from one form of mental disorder. It almost feels like a number of disorders are found every month. Some of these disorders can really affect the quality of life of the sufferer.
One of the most severe Anxiety Disorder is called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Regular anxiety can be caused when we are under distress or in danger. GAD on the other hand is an excessive attack of worry and pathological fear. It is so severe that the person afflicted is not able to function in his/her normal routine in society.
Sufferers of GAD are not able to do any worthwhile as they are paralyzed with fear. They cannot even work or socialize due to the excessive, unreasonable fear they are feeling. The state of GAD doesn’t only involve extreme disconfort, it inhibits creativity, thought processes, normal awareness and responsiveness. When maintained for extended periods of time, GAD gradually affects normal brain function, causing sufferers to feel like their mind functions in slow motion and being, so to speak, beside themselves, in the sense that they know what they feel to not be what it could or should be.
The most typical characteristic of GAD is the fact that it is not triggered by certain incidents or situations. The lingering feeling of anxiety is not triggered by memory, unlike panic or anxiety attacks. Over 175 million people around the world suffer from GAD. However, studies show that women are more likely to be afflicted with GAD than men.
Reduction of anxiety can be facilitated when some chemicals in your body are regulated. Chemicals like Serotonin, Norepinepherine and Gamma-aminobutyric Acid (GABA) are neurotransmitters linked with anxiety disorders. These chemicals are known to interact with one another during anxiety attacks.
GAD afflicted people are more likely to react to situation or location stress. Some of these include crowded places like the workplace or the store. Interpersonal relationships and social interactions are stressors that can seriously affect the GAD symptoms.
This is a very serious disorder. The earlier you address the problem, the better your chances of recovering from it. Some GAD sufferers seek help from a mental health professional or physician to help getting rid of the most common GAD symptoms. However, there are a number of simple measures or exercises that are proven to reduce and oftentimes put generalized anxiety disorder at bay. Given the multiple and sometimes harmful side effects of chemical drugs, you may want to consider natural healing techniques before you take more drastic measures. Additionally, Chemical drugs typically target the symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder, not the root of the disease.
If you suspect that you suffer from GAD, testimonies from former sufferers are a good way to realize that not only the condition is cureable, it is sometimes much easier than one might think to get rid of it once and for all.