People with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) often describe themselves (or are described by others) as “worriers” and experience excessive and intrusive worried thoughts that are difficult to control.

These individuals are often worried about a range of topics (i.e., health, the well being of loved ones, finances, work, school, world events) and their worry is typically accompanied by at least some of the following symptoms: feeling restless or on edge, being easily fatigued, concentration difficulties, feelings or irritability, muscle tension, and problems with sleep.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) can range from worries that mainly focus on a single topic, to worries that are wide-ranging and can focus on all aspects of life.