If you're experiencing symptoms of anxiety over a long period of time, you may have an anxiety disorder.
For more information about symptoms, read Why do I feel anxious and panicky?
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a long-term condition that can make you feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than one specific event.
You may have GAD if:
You should see your doctor if anxiety is affecting your daily life or causing you distress. They can diagnose your condition based on your symptoms, which may include:
If you're diagnosed with GAD, there is treatment available.
There are several other types of anxiety disorder, including:
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