Symptoms of Chronic Anxiety: Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Symptoms of chronic anxiety are lasting, causing significant distress and interfering with life and happiness. Chronic anxiety is divided into generalized anxiety, social anxiety and panic disorder, because they all have their own symptoms.

Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder include:

  • Overwhelming worry more days than not for at least 6 months
  • The intensity, duration or frequency of the anxiety is far out of proportion to the actual likelihood or impact of the feared event
  • Feeling restless or “on edge”
  • Muscle tension

What makes these symptoms different from ordinary experiences?

  • They’re lasting
  • They cause you significant distress
  • They’re interfering with your life and happiness

If you think you may have chronic anxiety, it’s important to remember that the earlier you share your feelings with your doctor, the closer you get to peace of mind.