Skip to content Skip to footer

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

At Zen Integrative Care, we offer holistic and conventional pharmacological treatments for people with stress, anxiety, depression, and attention difficulties. We work with clients in order to help them identify their problems, find practical solutions, and overcome them.

May 2024
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2

Get Help

Feeling anxious occasionally is an acceptable and expected physiological response to stress.

If you find yourself constantly worrying about multiple aspects of daily living such as; work, finances, family, or health, and are unable to control your worrying, you might have GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). We all worry at times about certain circumstances in our lives, but if you always feel anxious and expect the worst, it can greatly affect your quality of life.

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

At times GAD can come hand in hand with Depression, which can intensify and exacerbate symptoms.

When anxiety is overwhelming or chronic, the body suffers. It is common for people who suffer from unhealthy anxiety to develop serious health problems, such as high blood pressure and impaired immune function. There is often a reduction in their productivity at work and a decrease in their level of satisfaction in life. Fortunately, with the right support, things can improve.

Other areas of anxiety disorder also encompass social anxiety and performance anxiety.

Explore More

Our FAQ's.

Generalized anxiety disorder can develop at any age, and is usually precipitated when one can’t cope well with internal stress. It is also hereditary, which means it runs in families, but it does not necessarily mean that if one family member has GAD you will too. Research demonstrates that parts of the brain that control fear and anxiety are involved.

GAD can be triggered by substance abuse, acute or chronic illness, hormonal disbalance such as hyperthyroidism, or side effect from certain medications. GAD can also be triggered by environmental or personal stress.

People with GAD, most of the times are aware that their anxiety is more intense to the perceived situation than in most people, but cannot control the feeling.

 

  • Trouble falling or staying asleep
  • Tense muscles
  • Trembling
  • Twitching
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Lightheadedness
  • Hot flashes
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling short of breath or that you cannot take deep breaths
  • Poor concentration
  • Uneasy feeling or unable to relax

In mental health, symptoms often can be similar to other mental health disorders. We highly recommend to seeing a provider for proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

GAD can begin in childhood or adult hood, with gradual onset and progression if left unattended.

More common in women, but affects all genders, and often runs in families.

GAD is usually diagnosed by a mental health care provider or sometimes by primary care providers. Diagnosis involves extensive interview with a patient and in some cases additional health screening such as blood work to tule out other possible causes.

The symptoms are usually interfered with your daily life, happened on most days and at least for 6 months of longer.

We, at Zen Integrative care, look at the entire person and not just the symptoms. We attempt to rule out all possible medical causes, and explore possible causes that might stream from childhood.

 

  • Therapy (CBT, Psychotherapy)
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Lifestyle changes to reduce stress and avoid stimulating substances.
  • Herbal remedies
  • Prescription medications
  • IV infusions

If you have any of the above-described symptoms, we recommend contacting us at your earliest convenience to allow us to assess you and help you regain control of your life.

Preparing for visit

 

  • Before you visit, prepare a list with all the questions you would like to discuss during your first visit, and if you forget anything, that is ok, we are always here to help answer any questions.
  • Please prepare list with all your current medications and if any were taken in the past for GAD symptoms.
  • Please complete online intake forms to help us to get to know you better prior to your visit and be able to dedicate more time to answering any questions you might have.

If you need to reschedule your appointment, we value your time, please be courteous and reschedule within 48 hours prior to your visit.

We at Zen Integrative Care believe that our community deserves comprehensive, evidence-based care. We are looking forward to helping you regain your life back.

explore all

Therapy & Treatment

Ketamine Therapy

Mental Health

Psycho therapy

Newsletter Sign up
zen integrative care

Start Your Healing Journey
Today.