Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) - causes, symptoms & treatment

What is generalized anxiety disorder? Generalized anxiety disorder-sometimes shortened to GAD-is a condition characterized by excessive, persistent and unreasonable amounts of anxiety and worry regarding everyday things. Find more videos at osms.it/more.
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  • Little advice: i've been diagnostic with GAD and i didn't go to school for 3 years. Tomorrow im trying to start again and medical marihuana has been really helpfull, im scared to start class again but i think i can make it

    Laura OlmedoLaura Olmedo8 saatler önce
  • I’ve had it since childhood so it had been impacting my health negatively... I’m not sure when the anxiety started...

    Gemini GenieGemini Genie18 saatler önce
  • So apt for me! I hope I am not alone.

    Rohit ChatterjeeRohit ChatterjeeGün önce
  • When I have nothing to stress about, I either stress about not stressing or my brain will always without doubt find something to stress about.

    Namjoon’s OnionNamjoon’s Onion2 gün önce
  • hello can i refer to your video in my website as educational

    Noor ElmikawyNoor Elmikawy2 gün önce
  • i need therapy

    lauri oholauri oho3 gün önce
  • So I don't know if I have anxiety or not but I've noticed some symptoms: My heart beats really fast, I've shortness of breath, I feel like there is a lump in my throat that I constantly need to swallow, I have back pains, I'm always tired, I've trouble concentrating and of course unwanted thoughts and constant worrying about literally everything. Should I see a doctor? Or is it normal?

    God'sPerfect IdiotGod'sPerfect Idiot8 gün önce
    • @Sharath Shetty Oh thank you so much for replying

      God'sPerfect IdiotGod'sPerfect Idiot4 gün önce
    • It's normal but you need to medication

      Sharath ShettySharath Shetty5 gün önce
  • I had enough of this ..

    Selena LoweSelena Lowe9 gün önce
  • Please please make a video on ocd people just dont know what it really is

    Fensitive GamesFensitive Games10 gün önce
  • I suffer from anxiety but no one would understand me ... This is hurting me so bad and i don't know what to do it has all started when i first got my period everything worsen after that, i got harrased (someone grabbed me from my hips ) but I didn't tell anyone leading to my parents' divorce ... i stress over everything even opening the door to someone else rather than my mom or my brother, meeting new people, wearing skinny jeans, telling the teacher that i didn't understand something, .. I can't talk in the phone because i just don't know what to say and i become really scared when i get a call . that wasn't the case when i was a child. I was a really sociable kid but now I can't even buy from the shop I don't want that to last forever because i think I'll be so weak to face the life and end up being a loser. I really need help

    kookie umbrakookie umbra17 gün önce
  • I've had anxiety for a few years. Is dissipated a considerably after joining the army. It returned full force in the past 9 months. Its almost uncontrollable. I've gotten help and it's shitty that my peers and leaders see me as weak and fragile, but i don't know what i would do without the help I've recieved from a counselor. Don't be afraid to get help, regardless of how you're percieved by people.

    RevilohhRevilohh18 gün önce
  • Why did watching this make very anxious

    Ashlee RobertsAshlee Roberts19 gün önce
  • I was diagnosed with GAD last year, and I honestly just want to learn more about it so I can know more about myself.

    Ur MumUr Mum20 gün önce
  • I was diagnosed with GAD last year. Today I am having a panic attack because of my anxiety. I search anxiety in TRvision in order to see people with the same thing as me. Im literally crying watching this video, I really want that my family sees this video. Pd:sorry if I made a gramatical mistake English is my second language

    anap2908anap290821 gün önce
  • I am having presentation this week on the topic anxiety and oh God I'm dying

    l ll l21 gün önce
    • @Stephanie B thanks🖤😭

      l ll l20 gün önce
    • l l you’ve got this, rooting for you !

      Stephanie BStephanie B20 gün önce
  • I was diagnosed by psychiatrist with depression and GAD I have to them very typical Generalised anxiety now noticable I don't get anxiety attacks or frustrated visible but internally I feel it. I can't sleep agitated and can't focused. Use to be really bad when I was in college

    lily monroylily monroy23 gün önce
  • I have my SAT tomorrow and anxiety is making it difficult for me

    Yasmin StylesYasmin Styles23 gün önce
  • I have anxiety my stomach hurts and it’s really hard for me to calm down my stress has lead me to rip my hair and when I go to school idk why I always feel like imma throw up and feel like fear even though no one bullies me it’s just weird, I feel stressed of someone taking my purse and I’m scared and i HATE going out just because I want to stay on my comfort zone since my mom know about ripping my hair sometimes she just wants to see (not all the time) and when she passes through it’s stresses me a lot irritability is another thing when people talk to me when I don’t want to talk is bothers me so much :c one time I go to my vacation time and I almost throw up my irritability showed up again, stomachaches hurt me again I hate being my self...

    Maria LopezMaria Lopez28 gün önce
  • Dude how can you say the cause is unclear. It can actually start in the womb. There are studies where if the mother is stressed out, the spikes in cortisol reaches the embryo and affects it. Not bonding adequately with the primary caregiver creates anxious babies. Trauma in childhood or teenage years or even adulthood sometimes can give birth to anxious disorders. There are multiple causes.

    Aqua RiusAqua Rius29 gün önce
  • I think I might have anxiety, but it's hard to tell. Because if I do, I've had it for 10 years :(

    CaliemhaCaliemhaAylar önce
  • I think I have GAD :( watching this video gives me anxiety too

    Curry CorsigaCurry CorsigaAylar önce
  • I have GAD 😘 I haven’t watched the whole video yet so idk if it talks about this, but mine gets turned into paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations, and multiple personality. ( not the disorder, it’s like a thought thing where I have other “people” in my brain that are actually just my sub conscious fucking with my brain. ) Sometimes I think oh shit I’m a schizophrenic. But I’m not, I’m just a paranoid, selfish middle schooler who wants attention without knowing it, and soothes themselves my cutting the upper side of my arm, and going to my therapist even when nothing happened

    Peachi PiePeachi PieAylar önce
  • me watching this: oh hey i have all of these symp- wait a minute...

    jamie bjamie bAylar önce
  • Does this mean I have GAD if I have all symptoms?

    TwinsterBeautyTwinsterBeautyAylar önce
    • @Zoey Johnson yess it happen to me

      Sharath ShettySharath Shetty24 gün önce
    • Does your feel like you gonna have a seziure or something bad gonna happen

      Zoey JohnsonZoey JohnsonAylar önce
  • Man.. i just got this after my hair receding.. its make me insecure and stressful😤.. thats mean i don't have any hope, no more..😭 my life is hopeless, suicide is better solution

    Ierham bbxツIerham bbxツAylar önce
    • No dont talk like that have hope dont kill yourself trust the last thing you wanna do but go the healthy lifestyle not life this

      Zoey JohnsonZoey JohnsonAylar önce
  • Oh.. i think i have anxiety disorder

    GD KwarkGD KwarkAylar önce
  • I’ve had anxiety/nausea/vomiting since grade 5 in school. I’m 26 now, still have anxiety at a pretty high level. It’s greatly affected what I’ve been able to accomplish in my life, which isn’t much. Some days are horrible and barely manageable.

    EYEoftheneedleEYEoftheneedleAylar önce
  • I have this shit because everything around me is fucked up, I am poor, I have a lot of problems with people, crime around me, coruption, problems on every step and that makes me so much worried, I am fucked up I guess.... Nothing's right. I think I'm about to become criminal and die young, fuck It...

    Gago 44Gago 44Aylar önce
  • Oh god...I don't want to have a mental disorder...

    naturelight •naturelight •Aylar önce
  • Anxiety can bite me

    Wissam DowWissam DowAylar önce
  • We really came to the world to suffer, fuck!

    Napsiğemufo ÖvervinnarenNapsiğemufo ÖvervinnarenAylar önce
  • Me just watching this now i am like everything make sense to my life now. Everyday problems. Especially math makes me shake and worried i legit feel chest pain and shaking ahahahaha is that normal?

    Heyyo_Its_Samimi !Heyyo_Its_Samimi !Aylar önce
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    ALMA GOROALMA GOROAylar önce
  • 😰

    Chansoo ShippersChansoo ShippersAylar önce
  • Lol am i the only one with not any stress problems like bruh every comment are about people saying like "i have gad omg omg waaaa"

    sub to me if ur coolsub to me if ur coolAylar önce
  • 3% in da h o u s e On a level of seriousness though, I have delt with GAD for years now. As a kid (12 yr old) I have had therapy for about 3-4 years and have recently gotten on an antidepressant. Although those help, I still find myself having panic attacks and anxiety problems. I even sometimes turn down offers to go over to a friend’s house because of the excess worry. Although I am trying to conquer my anxiety, I keep finding people that are very close like family teasing me for it and people telling me to “stop worrying”, “stop crying”, or “get over it”. Can anyone relate??

    FennelFennelAylar önce
  • I think i have gaY

    BRUNO RATALBERTOBRUNO RATALBERTOAylar önce
  • I have all of those except chronic fatigue and the difficulty of sleeping. I get irritated really easily,I always panic in front of all exams,I often cry for everything ,I often have panic attacks and these days when I wake up I feel weak like very weak. I am 14 y/o too. I know that I have GAD but do I have more ?(sorry for my bad english,english is not my first language).

    BellemaislaBellemaislaAylar önce
  • I always feel like im always being laughed and i can't do anything good. The last time i was confident was in 6th grade. But im in 8th grade now.

    Dara귀여운Dara귀여운Aylar önce
  • I have GAD jobless and 130k of student debt and lost my arm in a accident about 5 months ago , I have 18500 $ on credit cards and my parents have Disowned me and my car was repo’d

    Rutland MGTOW man UkRutland MGTOW man UkAylar önce
  • It likely has something to do with your neurotransmitters or receptors not working properly. You could try increasing your dopamine, gaba and serotonin by diet, exercising and meditation. If the changes are not enough you could use amino acids like L-theanine, L-tryptophan and L-tyrosine. They are found in food (except L-theanine is found mostly only on tea.) Using things like SSRI and benzodiazepines will work for your anxiety, but they can cause damage to your brains, especially the latter one could cause very bad damage to your GABA receptors and it may take years to heal. I recommend l-theanine and l-tryptophan. Take them for 2 weeks and if it doesn't work then find something else.

    Lucas StarseedLucas Starseed2 aylar önce
  • I NOW REA;ISE MY GRANNY HAD THIS AND WAS NEVER DIAGNOSED,

    Solid Akiba.Solid Akiba.2 aylar önce
  • Nice video! Thank you for this information. Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention. Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness, and involve excessive fear or anxiety. Anxiety treatment in Total Mental Wellness is available. We help manage the mood disorders effectively.

    Total Mental WellnessTotal Mental Wellness2 aylar önce
  • i’ve been anxious for 5 months now due to a stressful period in my life. Every time i’m anxious i’m anxious about nothing and feel like i’m trapped. Mornings are much worse than later on during the day idk why I also noticed that distracting myself during the day rather than laying down doing nothing makes me less anxious. The only thing that I fear is how i’m going to make it in life with this problem or if it would get worse in the future. i think i have GAD

    K MK M2 aylar önce
  • I got stressed and anxious from him saying stress and anxiety so much

    Lauren JohnsonLauren Johnson2 aylar önce
  • To me its a little bit dunny that in my language (croatian) gad means a jerk😂

    Branka MajherBranka Majher2 aylar önce
  • Does anyone that has this not obsess over alcohol

    DeathbyexileDeathbyexile2 aylar önce
  • I've been overthinking for about six months exact with the fear of death and fear of my health when I've always been healthy. Ever since then I overthink everyday to the point I'm shaking and my mind goes blank when it gets bad. Friday the 14th was my last day of freshman year when I go to social media and someone threatened the school saying he was going to shoot up the school, so I started worrying so much that I started crying out of nowhere with the trouble of breathing and I was shaking so I had to leave class and take a walk. Everyone keeps telling me to stop overthinking but I cant it takes over my mind. On Saturday the 15th I woke up at 1am feeling nauseous so I got up and started walking around my house to calm myself down then I started shaking so I woke up my mom to help me after that my mind went blank I couldn't control anything I felt hopeless. About 20 minutes later I felt normal again so I slept with no problem. On Sunday the 16th I went to Ihop which was fathers day it was really really packed and really loud so I started feeling dizzy and nauseous again, I felt so overwhelmed so I went outside and took a run then came back and refused to go back inside because I didn't feel well. Once again my mind overtook my head. Ive never felt like this Ive always been social and I've always loved packed places because I felt safe but now I feel antisocial and I don't want to be like this. Im 15 and I think I have GAD if anyone has any tips id really appreciate it.

    alexandra coloradoalexandra colorado3 aylar önce
  • Some doctors say anxiety is anger turned inwards . Just as depression is anger turned inwards . I can relate to that .

    Racey StaceyRacey Stacey3 aylar önce
  • how bout health anxiety. when you think your sick of some terminal illness but your not. and the physical symptoms like head pressure dizziness IBS constipation night trembling and numbness of feet hands and head, this been happening to me on an everyday basis

    Jay Muzik TVJay Muzik TV3 aylar önce
  • The chest pain, the sore muscles and the nausea. The constant feeling of despair and overthinking every aspect of your day, torturing yourself about everything you did and you think you messed up and will loose everything. The fear of not appealing to people, the multiple outcomes of a casual meeting, irritability and unstable emotions that make everyone run away from you. It's literally killing me and it's just a vicious cycle.

    toumobitstoumobits3 aylar önce
  • Ive got all the symptoms......fuck my life....

    Nick P.Nick P.3 aylar önce
  • My problem is that I am so nervous and stressed out to give the presentation. To the point when I lose sleep and won't eat. I'm terrified. Then when its over, I still feel anxious but not nearly as bad.

    DJ TannerDJ Tanner3 aylar önce
  • I definitely have this. I haven't had it diagnosed yet, but I'm 99% sure I have this. It's terrible.

    LondonLondon3 aylar önce
  • For me is 100% inherited and it is part of me . My mother and grandmother suffered with this so its inherited . All I need is to learn to manage the condition. No medication is necessary as doctors think that medication work they do not! Learning to manage it its the best cure. Axiety has positive and negative side too .

    Michalis MichaelidesMichalis Michaelides3 aylar önce
  • I have GAD. Got diagnosed then i was 15. Life can suck.

    Rosa FrederiksenRosa Frederiksen3 aylar önce
    • I pray for you <3

      Rosa FrederiksenRosa Frederiksen3 aylar önce
    • I pray for you,pray for me i cant eat anything

      eternity greyeternity grey3 aylar önce
  • I get so frustrated when people tell me "not to worry because it doesn't solve anything" - the thing that people do not understand is that my brain is wired in such a way that i'll just start worrying about having to worry. I know I shouldn't worry, but I cannot stop worrying and knowing that worrying is wrong without being able to stop it leads to worrying about the thing itself!

    Jaydean GJaydean G3 aylar önce
  • Going to school 😓

    look downlook down4 aylar önce
    • And?

      Fancy LivingFancy Living3 aylar önce
  • I have GAD and it's been really bad recently because of exams I can't go a day without a panic attack and my classmates don't make it easy they literally try to tell me that I don't have it even though it's diagnosed

    Liyah oLiyah o4 aylar önce
  • I have gad and basically I feel sick everyday although I’m never actually sick and I’m constantly on edge and I feel like I have to get out of wherever I am Incase I’m sick or the whole day I’m constantly thinking about ways to get out or looking to see how long of my lesson is left

    Camila CabellofansCamila Cabellofans4 aylar önce
  • My mom thinks my GAD is fake and I make it up -_-

    _LoveMyAnime__LoveMyAnime_4 aylar önce
    • UGH!!! If you can find an adult with GAD that can help explain it to her, it might help you to find solutions. I dealt with this with my mother as well. This is why I wanted to make this channel because I went through hell as a child and had no help. I want individuals like you to be able to get help!!! :) Thinking of you and sending you lots of good energy!!

      Dr. Kerris DillonDr. Kerris DillonAylar önce
  • I don't know what to do, I'm scared to seek help.

    SecretSecret4 aylar önce
  • Please check out the DSM-5. Things have shifted a bit with GAD. I have taught mental illness for the last 17 years. Overall, this is a really great video!

    Dr. Kerris DillonDr. Kerris Dillon4 aylar önce
  • Who here throws up everyday? Multiple times a day? How can I help stop this?

    Marissa MorenoMarissa Moreno4 aylar önce
  • Who here knows they have this... desperately wants help but can't seek it due to lack of medical insurance?

    Marissa MorenoMarissa Moreno4 aylar önce
  • That's why i hate going to school

    min monmin mon4 aylar önce
  • Dear companions, i am 35 years old and i have been taking pills for 14 years that all was unneccesary. 6 months ago i was diagnosed with gad. The thinking, the thinking about the thinking, concentrationproblems, etc., this a hell on earth. I have never asked for this. I have no hope for me at all..this feels like a fight i never can win. 😭😭

    Reno VatioReno Vatio4 aylar önce
    • I've got metaphysical contamination OCD; 8 - 12 hours of washing and constant anxiety. I'm currently 20 y/o but I might leave this life soon if professional help doesn't work ...

      Mr MeowMr Meow12 gün önce
  • i’ve had GAD my whole life and this is 100% accurate

    Laura WolfLaura Wolf4 aylar önce
  • What application is used to make this video?

    Aarushi RaiAarushi Rai5 aylar önce
    • The newest version of PowerPoint.

      Dr. Kerris DillonDr. Kerris DillonAylar önce
  • What is the worst case scenario, if it goes for a long time?

    Lak ShaneLak Shane5 aylar önce
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) - causes, symptoms & treatment