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About.com Generalized Anxiety: Most Popular Articles



These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:33:45 +0000

 



Generalized Anxiety Disorder: DSM-5 Symptoms...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

When does worry reach the threshold of an anxiety disorder diagnosis? Here is an overview of DSM-5 symptoms for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and an introduction to how this disorder is most commonly assessed.



Anxiety: How Much is Too Much?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

The point at which worry becomes a problem can be subjective, but here are some questions to ask yourself (and others) to assess the severity of your anxiety.



What Is the Difference between GAD and Social...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Learn the distinguishing features of generalized and social anxiety disorders.



What Is the Difference Between GAD and OCD?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Learn how to distinguish these two problems.



Coping with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Tools and tips to manage and cope with generalized anxiety disorder, ranging from therapy types to disease state guides.



3 Ways Your Anxiety Can Cause Relationship...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Discussion of common ways that anxiety can negatively impact relationships



Do I Have GAD or PTSD?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Discussion on the difference between GAD and PTSD



What Not to Say to Your Anxious Loved One

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Here is a sampler of less-than-helpful reactions to your loved one's anxiety, and suggestions for alternative responses.



Marijuana for Anxiety: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Discussion of using marijuana for anxiety symptoms



What Exactly Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

A brief overview and introduction to Generalized Anxiety Disorder.



Are You an Anxious College Student? Learn 5...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

There are many ways that anxiety can manifest itself in college students, especially those with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Learn 5 strategies to help curb anxiety.



What Role Do Genetics Play With Generalized...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Genetic vulnerability is a course of study examining family medical history and the potential for developing generalized anxiety disorder



Top 5 Signs You May Have Generalized Anxiety...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Discussion of indicators of GAD. Generalized Anxiety.



Is There a Way to Improve Self-Esteem with...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Discussion of how to improve self-esteem for people with anxiety problems



How Does Generalized Anxiety Disorder Affect...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Memories can be affected by the presence of generalized anxiety disorder, particularly working memory, which can impact work, school and home life.



Medications for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Gain a better understanding of the drug treatment options and differences in medication for generalized anxiety disorder.



Differentiating Between GAD and Depression

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Understanding the difference between Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depression written by a mental health professional.



What Are the Differences Between GAD and...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

The differences between generalized anxiety disorder and adjustment disorder are linked to the duration of anxiety and what started the anxiety.



Do You Experience Anxiety as a Secondary Emotion?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

A secondary emotion is one that is experienced in place of another emotion that is difficult for the person to feel or express.



Deciding if Medication for Anxiety is Right for...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Questions to ask yourself, your therapist, and your physician about using medication to treat your anxiety symptoms.



The Top 5 Ways to Cope with Anxiety

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

List of the best 5 coping strategies for anxiety



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for GAD: What to...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

What is cognitive behavioral therapy? Who provides this treatment and what should you expect? Here is an introductory overview of this GAD treatment.



Psychotherapy Guide for Generalized Anxiety...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

A brief description of the most popular talk therapy treatment methods for GAD.



What Does Anxiety Feel Like?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder, are characterized by a number of persistent and intense physical symptoms.



Identifying Anxiety Disorders in Children

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Learn how to identify common symptoms of generalized anxiety in kids and teens.



The ABCs of Anxiety & Generalized Anxiety...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

What is the function of anxiety and what are its parts? Why do we get anxious? How does this look in people with GAD?



How "Being in the Moment" Scientifically...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Coverage of the basics of mindfulness and how it can help treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder.



4 Things NOT to Say to Someone With GAD

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

This is a list of things to avoid doing with a loved one with generalized anxiety disorder. It also provides alternatives to common mistakes.



7 Types of Cognitive Distortions in GAD

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Learn information about common cognitive distortions that negatively affect generalized anxiety disorder and how they can be changed.



5 Tips to Help a Friend with Anxiety

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Learn tips to help a friend with Generalized Anxiety Disorder including being supportive, finding treatment, and becoming educated.



Environmental Causes of Generalized Anxiety...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Discussion of environmental causes of generalized anxiety disorder.



6 Questions to Ask Yourself about Your Worry

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

You may think that you need your worry, but if you suffer from an anxiety disorder, it is unlikely to be serving you well. When the worry feels out of control, here are a few questions to ask yourself.



Are You Experiencing Normal Anxiety -- or...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Differentiating between normal anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder can be tricky. Learn whether or not your anxiety qualifies as a disorder.



Thinking About Your Anxious Thinking

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Identifying cognitive distortions (i.e., biased thoughts) that worsen anxiety.



5 Ways to Defuse Anxious Thoughts

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Exercises to help you detach from beliefs that are not serving you well.



Living with Someone Living with Anxiety

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Anxiety takes its toll on the sufferer, and on his or her loved ones. Get the gears turning with these 5 ways to help a loved one with GAD.



What Is It That Causes Generalized Anxiety...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Discussion on the causes of generalized anxiety disorder.



Finding Mental Health Services You Can Afford

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Unsure of what mental health treatment is going to cost? Here's a road map for navigating the ins and outs of finding good care that you can afford.



Do You Have Anxiety? You May Be a Procrastinator!

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

When it comes to procrastination, there are three major sources: perfectionism, worrying about results and low self-efficacy.



Decatastrophizing: Cognitive Therapy Negative...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

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How to Manage College with Generalized Anxiety...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

College or university life can be a challenge for students struggling with generalized anxiety disorder, but it can me managed with some preparation.



The Wonders of Worry Time

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Worry Time is a cognitive behavioral therapy tool that can help those with anxiety disorders learn to control their worry and its day-to-day impact.



Why Nicotine Only Temporarily Relieves Anxiety

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Report on smoking, tobacco and nicotine use, and anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder.



How Can I Help Someone Get Treatment for Anxiety?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Helping someone to seek treatment for anxiety is hard. These are some of the common difficulties, and how to overcome them and effectively communicate your concern.



How Learned Helplessness Can Make Things Seem...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Learned helplessness can develop in people struggling with generalized anxiety disorder. Learn more about what learned helplessness is and how it's treated.



How Can Generalized Anxiety Disorder Affect My...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Generalized anxiety disorder can have a significant impact on your career, limiting your employment options and opportunities for promotions.



What is the Link Between Generalized Anxiety...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Substance dependence is common in those with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) since they use medication, drugs and alcohol to sooth their worries.



Are You Worried About Overcoming Stigma For...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Once you become educated about stigma and your potential problems with anxiety and worry, you can make can active choice to do something to improve your life.



Leave Your Anxiety Behind on Your Family's...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Tis the season of the family vacation, but if you struggle with anxiety, then you know that it’s often hard to leave your worries behind.



Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for GAD: What...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

ACT is a psychotherapy approach that fosters cognitive flexibility through acceptance and a commitment to living out your most important values.



6 Relaxation Exercises for Kids of All Ages

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Wondering how to help your child unwind? Here are some kid-friendly exercises to try.



Feeling Anxious? Here are Some Tips That Can Help

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

People with generalized anxiety disorder experience an exaggerated degree of worry to the point that it can become debilitating. Discover six strategies to reduce your anxiety.



How Anxiety Is Linked to Tobacco, Alcohol, and...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Overview of how substance use and anxiety are linked



Put Relaxation in the Palm of Your Hand

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

With the advent and popularity of smartphone app technologies, you can now carry self-help strategies in the palm of your hand.



How a Good Night's Sleep Can Help Generalized...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Many people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) struggle with sleep problems. Learn a few simple tricks for alleviating your sleep problems.



Parents' Guide to GAD Treatment for Children...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

What you need to know about the help that can help your anxious child or teen.



Do You Understand Recent Theory on Evolution...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Evolutionary psychology is a growing field that is attempting to unify the variety of perspectives on human behavior, including anxiety.



How to Face Your Fears

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

5 tips to change your relationship with anxiety and effectively face your fears.



3 Breathing Techniques to Calm the Mind and Body

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Our breath goes with us everywhere. Here are 3 ways to use it to invite a relaxation response, calming the body and quieting the anxious mind.



How to Help Yourself with Your Anxiety

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

‘Self-help’ refers to less formal, but potentially beneficial, ways to address anxiety symptoms. Here is a list of some self-help books on anxiety.



Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Substance Use...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

If you find yourself using substances to manage anxiety, it's not likely to be a good solution. Learn more about GAD and substance use disorders.



Living Out Your Values

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Cope with anxiety by keeping focused on your values. Here are two exercises to clarify your most important values and how to live them out day to day.



Is Your Anxiety Disguising Other Feelings?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Anxiety can be a personality style and disguise other feelings such as anger, guilt and grief. You must look within yourself to see what real feelings may be disguised by anxiety.



5 Steps to Solving Problems and Beating Anxiety

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Steps to take from worry towards resolution of solvable worries.



Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder? Did You Know...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Research is producing a range of findings about how our genes can influence our psychological makeup, from personality quirks to the development of GAD.



Is Your Worry Keeping You Up at Night?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

If anxiety is interfering with your sleep, here are some strategies to help you to rest well.



The Opposite of Worry

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

How worry and its opposite - episodic future thinking - work in generalized anxiety disorder.



Worrying Is Not the Same as Problem-Solving

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

People often think that worrying is the same as problem-solving. In fact, they could not be more different. What kinds of worries are solvable?



Will Using Marijuana Reduce My Anxiety?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Many people self-medicate in an attempt to control the symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Marijuana is a common drug used to try & sooth nerves



Increase Your Mental Health Literacy about...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Learn more about anxiety problems to prevent, recognize, and manage your mental health.



Anti-Anxiety Apps Adapting Evidence-Based...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

5 anti-anxiety apps that align with evidence-based psychotherapy approaches are reviewed.



Should You Tell Your Boss About Your Anxiety?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Tips on how to make Generalized Anxiety Disorder known to employers.



How to Curb Emotional Eating

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Do you eat when anxious, depressed, or bored? Learn about emotional eating -- what it is, how to assess it, and strategies for change.



Did You Know That Anxiety Can Actually Be...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Many people think of anxiety in a negative sense. It is an emotion that makes us feel uncomfortable and tense. But anxiety can bring positivity to our lives.



How to Break the Anxiety Cycle

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Anxiety is maintained by a cycle of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Learn how to break a link in the chain and end the seemingly endless worry.



Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Eating Disorders

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Most people get anxious. And many people diet. But what does it mean to have GAD or an eating disorder? What are the differences between them?



Tracking Anxiety: Charting the Course to Calm

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Self-monitoring is a do-it-yourself strategy to learn more about your anxiety patterns, evaluate what types of interventions help, appreciate your successes, and get you back on track if symptoms recur.



What Do Young Adults Have to Say about Their...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Results of an online survey about perceptions of mental health and suicide awareness among younger and older adults in the U.S.



4 Ways to Manage Anxiety about Terrorism

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

In the wake of traumatic events, anxiety is common. Here are a few ways to manage and move beyond worries.



5 Ways to Add Relaxation to Your Day

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Relaxation is more necessity than luxury. Taking the time to unwind in the ways suggested will help to recharge both your body and your mind.



How Common is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Description of the overall prevelence rates for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, as well as sex and age differences.



Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Pregnancy

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

When it comes to anxiety, what might you expect when you’re expecting? And how much worry is too much worry?



The Risks of Masking Your Anxiety

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Adopting a ‘grin-and-bear-it’ public persona to mask feelings and worries can have a mounting toll on your well-being.



Why Do We Feel?

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

All emotions serve a purpose. Learn more about your feelings to determine exactly what they might be trying to tell you (and others).



Anxiety in Older Adults

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Anxiety disorders do not discriminate by age. GAD is the most common anxiety disorder in older adults. Learn about the signs, symptoms, and treatment.



A Time Travel Exercise to Put Worries in...

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

A worrier's instinct is to look to the past to justify worry in the present or to catastrophize about the future. Here is a better way to time travel.



When to Be Concerned About Your Anxious Teen

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

A review of what's known about milder forms of GAD and how to begin to assess your teen's anxiety.



Take a Holiday from Holiday Anxiety

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

Holidays are often stressful, and can contribute to worse mood and higher anxiety. Here are 3 ways to focus on being well and staying well this season.



Keep a Sleep Log to Help Fight Nighttime Anxiety

2016-04-28T11:33:45Z

This simple self-monitoring tool will help you collect data about your sleep pattern and develop experiments to try and improve it.