Generalized Anxiety Disorder

It is not unusual to worry about life’s challenges, but worries can be debilitating when the thoughts are excessive and difficult to stop or control. Chronic worry is often pervasive (worrying about many different problems or challenges), and it is associated with symptoms such as muscle tension, fatigue, irritability, restlessness, and headaches, as well as problems with sleep, digestion, and concentration.

CBT teaches individuals mental strategies for dealing more effectively with uncertainty and worry, as well as relaxation and acceptance strategies designed to lower physiological arousal and tension. In this way, individuals are taught to break the cycle of worry and to live their lives more fully.