Flashcards in Anxiety Deck (10):
What is generalised anxiety disorder?
chronic, excessive worry that causes distress or impairment
generalised and persistent anxiety
How long must the duration of anxiety be?
At least 6 months
Describe the course of GAD.
Who more commonly gets anxiety?
What are some cognitive symptoms of GAD?
on edge, hyper vigilance
preference for order and routine
fear of losing control
What are some physical symptoms of GAD?
sweating, hot flushes, chills
palpitations, chest pain
muscle tension, aches
numbness or tingling
dry mouth, feeling of choking
What are some behavioural symptoms of GAD?
restlessness, inability to relax
difficulty sleeping due to worry
exaggerated startle response
avoidance (of certain situations)
How is anxiety diagnosed?
What is the treatment of anxiety?
benzodiazepines (short term)