Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Perhaps you can relate to some of the following symptoms:

  • Restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge
  • Muscle tension
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep or dissatisfying sleep quality
  • Irritability
  • Feeling easily fatigued
  • Difficulty concentrating

These complaints impact your daily life at home, at work and socially.  There are an array of defense mechanisms we create to cheat ourselves from facing this and owning this disorder.

It is not uncommon for it to be genetic as well as learned from witnessing it over and over again from your environmental.  This means you may have the predisposition to react with fear and worry so you develop the disorder you commonly witness and model yourself after subconsciously as if programmed.

Often our training comes from our early experiences and from our family of origin.  We have no idea how much we viewed because until we are confronted with a specific situation that mimics one we witnessed we won’t know how much we react or behave like them.

The difference between a Panic Attack and Generalized Anxiety is that with Generalized Anxiety Disorder you recognize (with training) how your fears and worry are contributing to an increasing level of anxiousness. With a Panic Attack it is generated from your subconscious mind where you store traumatic memories.

The Panic Attack comes out of nowhere and leaves as suddenly as it arrives leaving you wondering what caused it.  When one experiences a generalized anxiety episode they can recognize it because it builds more gradually and you know what you’ve been thinking or worrying about prior to its occurrence.

It builds more slowly and takes a longer time to flush out of your system.  Both episodes leave you feeling drained and frightened and needing psychotherapy to address the issues to learn self management tools to help you prevent these episodes from re-occuring.

Many of my clients report that I’ve helped them with:

  • Learning tools to prevent an episode
  • Learning ways to prevent triggers that will stress them and cause an attack
  • A greater sense of calm in their life
  • Increased ability to fall asleep or stay asleep
  • More satisfying sleep
  • Less irritability
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Tapering successfully off their anxiety medications when they wish to accomplish this

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