Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry about everyday things, disproportionate to the actual source of worry. As presented by ICD-10, the dominant symptoms are variable but include complaints of persistent nervousness, trembling, muscular tensions, sweating, lightheadedness, palpitations, dizziness, and epigastric discomfort. Fears that the patient or a relative will shortly become ill or have an accident are often expressed.