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matters such as work difficulties, family challenges, death, money, and health issues ( Fricchione, 2004) . The persons often display a variety of physical symptoms like trembling, sweating, headache, fidgeting, fatigue and much more. To correctly diagnose GAD, the symptoms mentioned above must be constant and continuous for at least six months. The anxiety that warns a person of real threat or risk is adaptive; it lets the person know that he or she is at risk for danger through the fear that stirs up until something is done to eradicate the threat. However, there are individuals whose physical composition inclines them to chronic anxiety, unconnected to a threat. These people worry about nearly everything regardless of how vague the supposed threat seems to be. They have GAD. This form of anxiety is not adaptive. A GAD causes notable distress and impairs the daily life. This explains Nathan's case. For instance, when attends his first clinical assessment session, he was rigid, and his leg was trembling. When asked by the physician, Nathan admits that the trembling was uncontrollable and frequently occurs when he feels uncomfortable or nervous. He also describes "living in fear" since his youth years. Nathan explains that he has a feeling of "trepidation," and he has a problem in expressing his emotions, except for frustration and fear. People with GAD always
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NATHAN’S CASE ANALYSIS 6 have a sense of anxiety and depression, and the only emotions they are familiar with are anger and frustration (Lader, 2015). As noted by the physician when Nathan attended his first session, ‘his facial expression was flat. As earlier stated, GAD interferes with a person's daily functioning and performance. This explains Nathan's present unemployment state. Nathan explains that he always has a problem adjusting in social settings, at work, as well as in various groups. He accredits his history of exceedingly unsteady and short-term occupation to these feelings. He has lost several jobs and has been unemployed for the past four years and relies on social benefits. Apart from unemployment, Nathan conveyed problems engaging into a love relationship. He recalls his last relationship, which happened some years back before he graduated and was short-lived. Like Nathan, the individuals with GAD have difficulties engaging in romantic relationships because they worry a lot. Most of those who try to create such relationships end up being disappointed because such initiatives do not work out and usually ends abruptly. Others do not even attempt to initiate a relationship because of the fear of being rejected. Likewise, Nathan had problems forming and maintaining friendships, and he had lost touch with the few friends he had on campus. The people with GAD try to push off bad things from happening to them by exercising extra control over their daily life as well as by practicing other maladaptive strategies to address the anxiety they feel. These people are often found to have the more anxious-controlling types of personality disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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  • Fall '14
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