Medicine Many people suffer from anxiety and panic disorders of varying degrees. Some of these problems are relatively minor, but they can also be quite severe. One of the most serious forms of anxiety is Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD. Anxiety itself is a normal reaction to dangerous or unexpected situations and events. GAD takes that reaction to the extreme, however. It is both excessive and chronic, interfering with a person’s day-to-day life. Part of the reason generalized anxiety – also known as "free floating" anxiety – is so serious is that it does not need a particular situation to trigger it. It can attack anytime, without warning. GAD is thought to affect as many as 5 million adults in the U.S. alone. It affects both men and women, however it is more .mon among women. GAD is related to an irregular level of neurotransmitters in a person’s brain. These are chemicals that are basically "messengers" that carry signals to the nerve endings in the brain. The 3 neurotransmitters associated with anxiety are Serotonin, Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and Norepinephrine. During a GAD attack these 3 chemicals react with one another. People suffering from generalized anxiety are particularly succeptible to stresses in their environment, from thing such as work, school, social situations and more. GAD can also lead to sleep disorders and other seemingly unrelated problems. Symptoms of GAD include the following: – Persistent worries – Difficulty concentrating – Lightheadedness – Severe mood swings – Depression – Persistent lack of energy If a person exhibits any of the above symptoms on an ongoing basis, they should see a doctor as quickly as possible for a thorough diagnosis. Early treatment is very important for anxiety disorders, as they can progress into more serious problems if left untreated. The earlier the treatment can begin, the more likely it is the problem will be able to be solved. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: