Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by feelings of excessive, unrealistic and persistent worry for no one specific reason. People with GAD anticipate worst case scenarios in many different areas, including things like money, relationships, work, etc. They find it difficult to pinpoint actual reasons for their worry. It's more of constant sense of impending doom, like something bad is going to happen. For individuals with GAD, the inability to control worry happens more often than not, and it persists for months at a time. When GAD related anxiety is mild, individuals with the disorder may function well. In contrast, when anxiety levels are high, it can significantly interfere with daily living.