Some people with anxiety disorders may worry only about specific situations, people or places. What sets generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) apart from other anxiety disorders is that it involves a broad sense of worry that extends to most aspects of an individual’s life.

GAD creates excessive worry that is difficult to control. Over time, this can also impact physical health, causing problems with sleep, appetite and muscle tension, particularly in the back and neck. If you suspect that you or a loved one has GAD, exploring the related topics below can help you better understand the disorder and treatment options that can bring symptom relief.

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