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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Micaela Noyes Generalized Anxiety/Panic Disorder Anxiety Disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years and older (about 18%) in a given year Panic disorder affects about 6 million American adults Generalized Anxiety Disorder is characterized by excessive,exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events with no obvious reasons for worry. Panic Disorder is different from the normal fear and anxiety reactions to stressful events in our lives. Panic disorder is a serious condition that strikes without reason or warning. GAD affects the way a person thinks, but the anxiety can lead to physical symptoms, as well. Symptoms of GAD can include: excessive, ongoing worry and tension, an unrealistic view of problems, restlessness or a feeling of being "edgy", irritabilityMuscle tension, headaches,sweating, difficulty concentrating,nausea, the need to go to the bathroom frequently,tiredness, trouble falling or staying asleep, trembling and being easily startled. Symptoms of a panic attack, which often last about 10 minutes, include: difficulty breathing,pounding heart or chest pain,intense feeling of dread,sensation of choking or smothering, dizziness or feeling faint.trembling or shaking, sweatingnausea or stomachache,tingling or numbness in the fingers and toes, chills or hot flashes.A fear that you are losing control or are about to die.Beyond the panic attacks themselves, a key symptom of panic disorder is the persistent fear of having future panic attacks. The fear of these attacks can cause the person to avoid places and situations where an attack has occurred or where they believe an attack may occur. GAD and Panic disorder have beenshown to be caused by large amounts of stress, abnormalities in the brainand brain chemistry, family history, substance abuse and genetics.
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