Generalized Anxiety is common in the general population and many have or will experience excessive anxiety. The important piece to know is that anxiety is normal and necessary for our survival, but when you have too much anxiety it can affect your quality of life. When you excessively worry about everything such as friends, family, work place issues, and finances it becomes difficult to enjoy your life and the live the life you want.
Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety:
Unable to control worries
Expecting the worse
Overly concerned about friends, family, work, finances
Difficulty falling or staying asleep
Struggling to concentrate
Generalized anxiety is treatable and you can learn how to manage your anxiety. The first line of treatment for generalized anxiety is Cognitive Behaviroural Therapy (CBT). CBT looks at how we can start changing our thought and behavioural patterns to influence how we feel. Some people do require a combination of medications and CBT to overcome their symptoms of anxiety, but usually you can try CBT first then decide with your doctor if adding an anti-anxiety medication would be helpful. I have been utilizing cognitive behaviroural therapy for many years and have observed the benefits for many individuals.