Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, GAD, is an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it. more>>

Signs and Symptoms

People with generalized anxiety disorder can't seem to shake their concerns. Their worries are accompanied by physical symptoms, especially fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating, and hot flashes. more>>


Effective treatments for anxiety disorders are available, and research is yielding new, improved therapies that can help most people with anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives. more>>

Getting Help: Locate Services

Locate mental health services in your area, affordable healthcare, NIMH clinical trials, and listings of professionals and organizations. more>>

Related Information
Publications/Resource Materials

Read, print, or order NIMH booklets, fact sheets, and other publications on generalized anxiety disorder such as:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
An easy-to-read booklet on generalized anxiety disorder that explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts and how to get help—includes a self-test.

Anxiety Disorders
A detailed booklet that describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments, of the major anxiety disorders, with information on getting help and coping.

More Publications>>

GAD and Anxiety Disorders Research