It is normal to feel anxious during everyday life events, such as before an interview or a performance. Indeed, a little bit of anxiety can help to optimise one’s performance. However, excessive amounts of anxiety would conversely affect performance, sometimes to the extent of impacting daily life, especially when the levels of anxiety are excessive, constant and difficult to control. Symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder include:
Many other conditions are associated with generalised anxiety disorder, such as depression, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance abuse (including alcohol and recreational drugs) and social phobia.
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