Bipolar and Mental Illnesses are written about here. Written by a bipolar person themselves.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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“Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD):
It’s natural to worry during stressful times. But some people feel tense and anxious day after day, even when there is little to worry about. When this lasts for six months or longer, it may be generalized anxiety disorder or GAD. This illness affects nearly seven million Americans. Unfortunately, many people don’t know they have it. So they can miss out on treatments that may lead to a better life.”

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“Emotional Symptoms:
The main symptom of GAD is a constant and exaggerated sense of tension and anxiety. You may not be able to pinpoint a reason why you feel tense. Or you may worry too much about ordinary matters, such as bills, relationships, or your health. All this worrying can interfere with your sleep and ability to think straight. You may also feel irritable due to poor sleep or the illness itself.”

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“Physical Symptoms:
Physical problems usually come along with the excess worry. They can include:

Muscle tension or pain
Headaches
Nausea or diarrhea
Trembling or twitching”

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“Everyday Worries:
Most people spend some time worrying about their troubles, whether money, job demands, or changing relationships. What sets GAD apart is the feeling that you can’t stop worrying. You may find it impossible to relax, even when you’re doing something you enjoy. In severe cases, GAD can interfere with work, relationships, and daily activities.”

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