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Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety is a mental illness that affects many people in a variety of ways, it can be a very difficult illness to deal with depending on the severity. Despite it being a mental illness there is treatment to aid the symptoms and make the person with the illness calmer. The severity of the anxiety depends on the treatment and frequently it needs to be taken or done. Medication is an option for treatment as well as therapy however, there is a large array of other ways people deal with their anxiety outside of the medical world. For example, many people use mediation, yoga and other forms of mental exercises to help them to deal with their anxiety. Unfortunately, anyone of any age can be effected by anxiety but the severity is dependant on the person and their mental well being.


Generalised Anxiety Disorder is not a mental illness that causes fear and a lack of perception, it has some of the symptoms listed below:

  • Being worried or concerned about how others see you

  • Being worried or concerned about how others understand you

  • Difficulty with sleep

  • Difficulty with concentrating on day-to-day tasks

  • Increased heart rate

  • Dizzy spells that can cause disorientation

  • Anxiety attacks or panic attacks

Practical Help For Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Always consult your GP in the first instance, however once diagnosis has been made there may also be financial support available to you depending on the severity of the condition and how it affects you, such as:

Disability Support Project can help with the applications, appeals and if tribunals to make the process easier and less stressful for you. 

More help with Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Your GP should give you guidance on the correct path for you or your child, but if you need any further assistance or information there are some useful links below:

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