Generalised anxiety disorder

What is generalised anxiety disorder?

Generalised anxiety is when people worry about ‘anything and everything’ and find this worry difficult to control. People who experience generalised anxiety disorder often say that they’ve been a worrier all their life. They typically experience physical sensations of restlessness, difficulties sleeping and muscle tension.

People with generalised anxiety may believe that worry helps them to be prepared or prevents bad things from happens, and find it extremely difficult to tolerate uncertainty.

What do we offer in our service to help with this?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is the recommended treatment for worry and generalised anxiety disorder and we normally suggest that people attend our Fighting Fear group or have some sessions of guided self-help

You can find links to self-help leaflets and books on worry and generalised anxiety on our Resources page.