GAD is a mental health illness characterized by excessive, persistent, and unmanageable worry over everyday things [ 1 ].
People with GAD frequently experience a range of physical and emotional symptoms, such as restlessness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, muscle tension, and fatigue.
If left untreated, GAD can seriously impair our daily functioning and quality of life.
According to mental health specialists, about 3% of the adult population in the United States has experienced GAD. Up to 9% may suffer from GAD at some point in their lives.
However, with the right treatment, which includes medication and counseling, patients can learn to control their symptoms and live a more productive life.