Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Criteria for diagnosis of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) include:

The experience of excessive anxiety and/or worry which occurs more days than not for at least 6 months. The anxiety is associated with multiple events/situations (work, school, family, etc.), and the person finds the worrying difficult to control

The anxiety and worry associated with GAD can produce symptoms such as:

  • Restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge Easily becoming tired
  • Trouble with concentration
  • Increased irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Disturbance in sleeping patterns

If these symptoms seem relevant to you, we can help. Feel free to contact us by calling our main desk at (617) 353-9610, or by emailing Bonnie Brown, our nurse administrator, at bonnieb@bu.edu. Also, if you qualify for one of our ongoing research studies, you may be eligible to receive free treatment as a part of our current research opportunities.

References

American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, fourth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH Publication No. 95-3879 (1995).

Some information courtesy of Mental Health Net (1999)