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STRESS

The information in this section is about a specific condition called generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).

 

GAD is a long-term condition that causes you to feel anxious about a wide range of situations and issues, rather than 1 specific event. 

People with GAD feel anxious most days and often struggle to remember the last time they felt relaxed.

As soon as 1 anxious thought is resolved, another may appear about a different issue.

Symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)

GAD can cause both psychological (mental) and physical symptoms.

These vary from person to person, but can include:

The treatment of choice for worry/generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Research has shown CBT is significantly more effective than all other psychological treatments for generalized anxiety disorder such as counselling. CBT teaches different ways of thinking, behaving, and reacting to situations that can help reduce anxiety and worry.

 

Please get in touch if you would like to access online therapy or if you wish to obtain therapy for stress/worry in Cheshire at my private office in Congleton.

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