Do You Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder? | A Healthier Michigan

You care about your work, family, friends and more, and certain situations or fears might keep you up at night. However, in some people, these seemingly natural concerns might actually be a serious issue for your health and well-being. Thats why its so important to know: When does everyday stress turn into anxiety that needs to be addressed? The answer is: When it becomes something called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). GAD is characterized by persistent, excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday things. It affects 6.8 million adults, and women are twice as likely as men to have it. People who suffer from GAD expect the worst. They usually know theyre worrying way more than is necessary, but cant shake the feeling that something horrible is going to happen.
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Panic disorder – Mental Health – C-Health

Police quickly descended on the scene, sealing off stations and using sniffer dogs to search for more explosives, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to media. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks the first in the Egyptian capital since last month’s election of former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi as the country’s new president. El-Sissi led the military’s ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi after millions demonstrated against him in the streets last July. Since Morsi’s ouster, his supporters have staged near-daily protests demanding his return to power. Such demonstrations have usually descended into violence. Security forces have killed hundreds and detained thousands of Morsi’s supporters and in return, Islamic militants have stepped up attacks against the military and police across Egypt. An al-Qaida-inspired group based in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, has claimed responsibility for most of the major attacks, including suicide bombings and attempted assassinations of top security officials.
Source: Cairo Subway Attacks: Explosions Hit 4 Stations, Causing Widespread Panic Among Commuters

Cairo Subway Attacks: Explosions Hit 4 Stations, Causing Widespread Panic Among Commuters

In addition to panic attacks, a person with panic disorder also endures ongoing worry and fear of having additional panic attacks. This anxiety can lead to avoidance of panic-inducing situations. What are the symptoms of panic disorder? The most significant symptoms of this disorder are the symptoms of panic attack – and the fear of those attacks. Panic attack symptoms are similar to our body’s normal responses to dangers and threats, like increased heart rate, sweating, or shortness of breath. But in panic attacks, there is no actual threat to justify the response.
Source: Panic disorder – Mental Health – C-Health

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