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Complications of Anxiety Disorder

Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 04:22 PM

Generalized Anxiety Disorder doesn’t just affect your emotional state. This common disorder can be severe enough to cause or worsen physical and mental conditions. Listed below are some of the potential complications of GAD:

• Depression
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Substance abuse
• Fear of leaving the house (agoraphobia) or social phobia
• Headaches
• Teeth grinding (bruxism)
• Gastrointestinal syndromes
• Abnormal heart rhythms
• Sleep disorders

People with untreated or inappropriately treated Generalized Anxiety Disorder may find it difficult to maintain a job or healthy relationships.

GAD can have serious and lasting effects on your mental and physical health. Do not let your anxiety go untreated. If you are experiencing chronic and unexplained feelings of anxiousness, fear, or worry, schedule an appointment with your doctor.

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