GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD)
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a mental health condition characterized by excessive and persistent worry and anxiety about a wide range of everyday situations and events. The worry and anxiety associated with GAD are often disproportionate to the actual circumstances and can be difficult to control. Individuals with GAD may constantly anticipate disaster and have a heightened sense of uncertainty.
Symptoms of GAD include:
- feeling anxious, restless, or on edge most of the time without a specific reason.
- difficulty controlling the constant worrying.
- experiencing physical symptoms such as muscle tension, fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating, sleep problems, and restlessness.
- worrying excessively about everyday things, such as work, health, family, or financial issues, even when there is no clear reason for concern.
- engaging in repetitive or obsessive thoughts and going over potential worst-case scenarios.
- having difficulty making decisions due to excessive worry and fear of making the wrong choice.
Before seeing Taylor, I was struggling with OCD behavior, compulsive exercise, and learning how to cope with my past in a healthy way. He was very patient, understanding, and non-judgmental, which allowed me to uncover problems that were essentially being pushed aside. I used to get uncomfortable and self-conscious about discussing certain things that happened when I was younger, but the environment that he creates is very welcoming and I felt at ease when memories came to mind. He also asked me…