Show 116 - The Not So Wonderful World of Generalized Anxiety Disorder

General Anxiety Disorder becomes a medical condition when the worrying last more than six months AND it impacts and limits your life. You stop going places. You shrug off invitations. You don’t make the change you spent hours thinking about and then nothing really happened or changed.

In this episode, a look at what is the condition, treatment options and the on-line resources you can use to bust up the worry machine.

Paint it life, if you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

There is a post on called A Meditation on Working with Anxiety, basically, how to use mindful techniques to try to find the sources of your anxiety. There is an audio recording you can listen to or you can read the transcript.

The Conversation on Act Tough and Hide Weakness, how young men see themselves as living up to society standards of manhood. Part of living up to those standards seem to be ignoring mental and emotional health issues.

ADAA,org  has a screening test if you suspect you might have GAD.

For information and treatment options there is the Generalized Anxiety Disorder page at, this site is focused on behavioral health treatment and self-treatment options.

National Institute of Mental Health page on Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control; you can download a PDF pamphlet or ePub version for your Kindle or ePub reading device.

In addition to the other sources, Healthline talks about life style changes that might be necessary to treatment your condition. This could mean dialing back on the caffeine or other stimulants.


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Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.