Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive and uncontrollable worry, anxiety, and fear about a number of things, such as:

  • Everyday issues
  • Finances
  • Work or school
  • Health
  • Safety of loved ones
  • Community or world affairs

With GAD, the worry interferes with daily functioning. While worry is a normal process for most people, individuals with GAD worry about things when most people would say there is no reason to worry. This excessive worry is present almost daily for at least 6 months, and is intense and frequent. GAD is highly co-morbid with depression and the best treatment methods utilize a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, medications, neurofeedback, nutritional counseling, meditation, relaxation training and yoga.