Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) can affect both adults and children. It can cause both emotional and physical symptoms. People may not be aware that physical symptoms are linked to anxiety.
Emotional symptoms of GAD include:
Physical symptoms may include:
Anxiety disorders. National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml. Accessed January 13, 2020.
Generalized anxiety disorder. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/generalized-anxiety-disorder. Accessed January 13, 2020.
Last reviewed May 2020 by Adrian Preda, MD Last Updated: 7/29/2020