Generalised Anxiety Disorder Resources
We all feel anxious at some point in our lives. However, some people suffer with regular bouts of anxiety and they continually focus on negative things which makes them worry even more. Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a condition that causes people to feel anxious on a regular basis. People with GAD feel anxious about a wide range of issues and events, even things that would not concern the majority of people. An anxiety attack usually consists of feelings of fear, panic and terror and they can lead to a panic attack. A panic attack involves palpitations, trembling, shortness of breath and sweating — but they usually last a matter of minutes. There are a variey of situations that can increase anxiety and if the symptoms worsen it is advisable to seek professional help.
Symptoms of GAD include:
- difficulty sleeping
- a feeling of dread
- muscle tenseness
- inability to relax
- trembling and shaking
- worrying constantly
- poor memory
- lack of concentration
A certain level of anxiety is normal, but when it takes over your life you need to seek medical help. Your GP may recommend CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) or they may prescribe medication to control the feelings of anxiousness.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder Topics
The generalised anxiety disorder topics we produce resources for include:
- Coping with anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Anxious feelings
- Symptoms of anxiety
We publish generalised anxiety disorder resources that support schools by providing help and information in an educational format. Our resource packs cover the details in a delicate way that informs as well as educates.
For generalised anxiety disorder resources for teachers, please view our generalised anxiety disorder resource packs that cover a variety of issues as well as our lesson plans on generalised anxiety disorder.
Teaching students about generalised anxiety disorder can be a difficult task. Our aim is to produce resource packs that deal with the issues in a way that respects the privacy of anyone going through these issues.