Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD, the ORIGAMI-study)
Please note that the Internet-based treatment described on this website is conducted in Swedish and only available to people registered and living in Sweden.
Are you troubled by a constant worrying about all sorts of things? Do you feel that it’s difficult to control your worrying? When worry becomes an obstacle for functioning in your every day life, it’s possible you’re suffering from Generalized anxiety disorder.
Everyone worries from time to time. But some people worry constantly about many different things and feel that they can’t stop thinking about their worries.
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by worrying about many different things, like performances or things that could go wrong. One also experiences the worry as uncontrollable.
The worry is usually associated with some of the following symptoms:
- Feeling restless, keyed up, or on edge
- Being easily fatigued
- Difficulty concentrating, or ones mind “going blank” from worry
- Muscle tension
- Sleep disturbance (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or unsatisfying sleep)
To meet diagnostic criteria the worry must occur more days than not for at least 6 months.
Those with GAD usually feel that the worry, and the symptoms it causes, takes a lot of time and energy. The worry is agonizing and makes it harder to function at work or otherwise in everyday life.
Most people with GAD feel as though they’ve been worried their whole life, but that it’s worse in certain periods. 2-3 % of the population is thought to have GAD.
The Internet-based treatment described on this website is conducted in Swedish and only available to people registered and living in Sweden.