Do you think you may have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)? As you answer the following statements, think about how you have felt and acted in the past six months.
- I never stop worrying about things big and small.
- I have headaches and other aches and pains for no reason.
- I am tense a lot and have trouble relaxing.
- I have trouble keeping my mind on one thing.
- I get crabby or grouchy.
- I have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.
- I sweat and have hot flashes.
- I sometimes have a lump in my throat or feel like I need to throw up when I am worried.
If you agreed with a majority of these statements, you may have GAD. The relaxation and anxiety reduction strategies presented in the Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry, Second Edition: Workbook should help you overcome your worry and enjoy life again.
Only your healthcare professional can make a definite diagnosis. If you have concerns or questions regarding GAD, please discuss your results with a physician and/or healthcare professional.