Anxiety -...

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    "I always thought I was just a worrier. I'd feel keyed up and unable to relax. At times it  would come and go, and at times it would be constant. It could go on for days. I'd worry  about what I was going to fix for a dinner party, or what would be a great present for  somebody. I just couldn't let something go.     "I'd have terrible sleeping problems. There were times I'd wake up wired in the middle  of the night. I had trouble concentrating, even reading the newspaper or a novel.  Sometimes I'd feel a little lightheaded. My heart would race or pound. And that would  make me worry more. I was always imagining things were worse than they really were:  when I got a stomachache, I'd think it was an ulcer.     "When my problems were at their worst, I'd miss work and feel just terrible about it.  Then I worried that I'd lose my job. My life was miserable until I got treatment." Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is much more than the normal anxiety people  experience day to day. It's chronic and fills one's day with exaggerated worry and  tension, even though there is little or nothing to provoke it. Having this disorder means 
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2011 for the course ENGLISH 102 taught by Professor Hopkin during the Spring '10 term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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