Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) – causes, symptoms & treatment



What is generalized anxiety disorder? Generalized anxiety disorder—sometimes shortened to GAD—is a condition characterized by excessive, persistent and unreasonable amounts of anxiety and worry regarding everyday things. Find more videos at

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34 comments

  1. i feel anxiety for being compared with my peers, they're doing so well, and i felt left behind 🙁

  2. anxiety changes a lot. I'm not the same person as I was because of it and one of my guy friends who I was really good friends within year 2 (1st grade) but now 5 years later we are basically enemies he has asked me so many times what happened but I can't bring my self to tell him
    Do you think I should tell him when we go back to school?

  3. I was diagnosed last year (or actually maybe more time ago, I can't remember) but just found out throught this video that a lot of my problems are actually symptoms I thought were unrelated- Why didn't anyone tell me this?! Digestory problems, muscle aches… It's all anxiety?! Fuck!

  4. Because of anxiety i am so scared that i have difficulties in getting up from the bed, it feels like a very very very big task, even a simple sound of a text message will put me into a heart attack. This started to happen to me very recently ( during the pandemic lockdown to be precise)

  5. Sometimes I get scared to fall asleep because I think I will die in my sleep. Then when I fall asleep, I wake up in the middle of the night in a panic because i think i died

  6. CAC Tagar (Valeriana wallichii) is the main ingredient used for the preparation of this churna. This churna is very beneficial in neurological, psychological, and digestive disorders. In low dosage, it calms the mind, strengthens the nerves, and prevents convulsions. It improves the strength of the heart muscles and helps in reducing the blood pressure. It is the best Vata and Kapha pacifier churna. Tagaradi churna improves the quality of sleep and induces sound sleep. It elevates the mood and helps the patients in reducing stress and mood disorders. It is the best Ayurvedic treatment for anxiety.

  7. You cannot always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside. To whoever is feeling anxiety, I hope you get better soon.

  8. I have panic disorder but when I have bad thoughts stuck in my head which increases my anxiety I start screaming some random words to wake up now I cant stop I always scream or say very loud some random words out of Control sometimes in places I shouldnt .

  9. The thing with me is that it runs in my moms side of the family but on my dads side my dad won’t even go to the doctor or the hospital unless he absolutely has to for an actual injury but never for sickness. He also doesn’t really believe in therapists, mental disorders, or the treatment for them. My brother was diagnosed with adhd a couple years back and got to the point where he had to take medicine but my dad did all he could to stop them from perscribing the medication. I want to figure out if I have this disorder but I’m afraid that he won’t accept it and will be mad at me or will say I’m being overdramatic. I have every symptom that was talked about especially the lack of sleep one. I just feel stuck

  10. I want to tell you that Jesus loves you; you can't even imagine.
    If you think that He doesn't, than look where you are right now and how far you've got thanks to Him. His love is upon you from the very beginning, when you were born, till now and He will never stop loving you, because you're his precious child. Because of you, He send his only begotten son, Jesus Christ to save you; to pay the debt for your sin once and for all.

    That is love my friend. His mercy is with you and his guardian angels is all over you (Psalm 91). He knows your troubles and He knows your pain and illness but He will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6-8).

    Be patient and pray about everything. He is truly coming and He's never late. It might looks like that He's late in his coming and He knows that you want to go Home already but be patient and be in prayer for those who aren‘t saved. The time after we leave the earth will be very hard.

    God bless you, shalom to you all

  11. Stuff like this is really frustrating because even though it does allude to biological causation it’s still mostly presented in a psychosomatic context. The reality is that for evolutionary reasons the part of our nervous system that keeps us calm is relatively fragile and is easily compromised. A huge variety of genetic disorders nutritional problems toxic syndromes and even just direct injury to the brain can initiate feedback loops of inflammation and oxidative stress damaging these structures. So taking anti anxiety medication is the equivalent of putting a bucket over the canary in the coal mine (with the exception of some common antidepressants that can stimulate neurogenesis), and talk therapy is rarely effective and serves to reinforce the conventional misunderstandings about these types of disorders. Anxiety disorders are only correlated with negative thoughts because the limbic patterns triggered by the compromised nervous system are connected to psychological situations we perceive to be negative. The problem is somato-psychic rather than psychosomatic. Sadly even though the exclusion of other physical causes is part of the diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety disorder. Few if any people are ever fully screened for many of the rare conditions that can cause these symptoms. Sorry for any typos here I voice dictated this without looking at my phone.

  12. People called it anxiety.
    But i call its real me ……
    I have very bad anxiety. Because of Judgemental society.

  13. I get bad anxiety when my mother plans trips to Chicago. This would be fun for many others but if I didn't go I would immediately feel relaxed. Instead, I've been eating junk food, not exercising, heart thumping, very anxious.

  14. I get anxiety for being excited, and in many situations where I don't wanna go to school it feels like someone is bound to shoot me at any moment and it feels like someone is watching me right now I'm going to ask my parents if I can getr a therapy before its too late, and for my sister too we share the same problem.

  15. When my anxiety starts, it gets worse and worse, and it wont stop until whatever im anxious about is done. its goes up fast tho..

    anyone relate?

  16. It's absolutely the worst. I feel like something bad, maybe even something tragic might happen in the near future and I can't shake that feeling. Its been persisting for years already and each day it gets worse and I talk to the people around me for it but it always comes back.

  17. I have anxiety myself and I find it hard to talk to anyone even my friends or teacher and I just get really nervous that they are thinking about me or something

  18. God dammit. This is me to a T!! I think I may also have panic disorder 😢 does GAD affect mood? I have a lot of days of feeling down or just kinda numb.

  19. I was diagnosed with this along with ADHD around 15 years old awhile back. Man, I swear at the time I thought the doctor misdiagnosed it. Yet, here I am being anxious about sleeping too much or too little, not making enough money, if my friends like me, what to eat and when, if a certain bug will get on me while I sleep, being paranoid people are watching me (even in my room), etc.
    I used to be anxious walking in public as if everyone cared about the way I walked. Luckily I got over this one thank goodness with help. It’s weird how you know these thoughts are irrational, yet you can’t help it. I hope anyone with this gets help too. It’s something you can indeed live with, but it makes such easy things much more difficult to deal with or think about. Not to mention I’m genuinely embarrassed of having this irl.

  20. Is it just me or when your just sitting chilling and then your heart just get fast and start worrying then like everywhere in your chest feels weird if anyone had this pls tell me to make me feel better

  21. I’m doing everything I’m supposed to be doing at work, but I’m always anxious or scared that I will be losing my job. Is this gad???? Please help!!

  22. The problem with me is I come up with something I notice that may or may not be normal and start thinking i have a major diese/ literally every dieses in the world :/ 🙁

  23. me irl
    i used to think i'll fix it once i have money for therapy but the more i grow up the more i don't trust therapy and idk if i should go

  24. I recommend finding something that calms you, a scent, book, sensory object even something that visually pleases you. It can be anything. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with anxiety I simply find this thing as soon as I can.

  25. I feel it when i was only 12 years old .i know i am on serious stage . I can't eat and drink anything even infront of people .my whole body shakes when i face people & my head also shakes when i nervous .
    I don't know how to deal with it.. I am so depressed 😔

  26. I hate my axiaty it feels like evwryday is endless and mt tasks wont stop and it has a psylogical problems like avoiding my tasks and getting un troubel for it witch caouses more off it its a magical circle and i hate it thancks for showing me the information now i am going to get psyhologycal help

  27. Am I the only one who feels unhappy with no reason . I have an anxiety , I feel like I can never concentrate on my serious Matter .

  28. I have an anxiety that when I think about anything bad with no reason I can't forget and when I forget I remember again

  29. My teachers hate me becauqe they think that I don’t give a shit about their lesson but haha no. I just feel extremely pressed, when they yell at me all I think about is « are people gonna judge me? » I hate this.

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