Having generalized anxiety disorder does more than just make you worry. It can:

  • Impair your ability to perform tasks quickly and efficiently because you have trouble concentrating
  • Take your time and focus from other activities
  • Sap your energy
  • Disturb your sleep

Generalized anxiety disorder can also lead to or worsen other mental and physical health conditions, such as:

  • Depression (which often occurs with generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Substance abuse
  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
  • Digestive or bowel problems
  • Headaches
  • Heart-health issues
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