Anxiety Disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

16. What are the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?

People with GAD often worry about everything, even if there is no reason to worry. They can't control their worries and can't relax. They may be easily startled, and have trouble falling or staying asleep.

They may also have physical symptoms such as feeling tired, having headaches and muscle aches, having a hard time concentrating, trembling or twitching, sweating, having hot flashes, and having to go to the bathroom a lot. They may also be irritable.