for instance i constantly think im fat when im not im alwasy lookin in the mirror and measureing my legs n waist to see if i gained anything..it is constantly on my mind 24-7... but i still will eat pizza n other bad foods
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by constant worry and anxiety over many activites and events. Usually a condition that goes back for many years. Many of the symptoms include constant presence of worry or tension even without a cause, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, irritability, problems with sleep and a feeling of restlessness.
Only a quailified health care professional can make the diagnosis of GAD.
The initial treatment is usually an antidepressant and talk therapy. Some people require the use of benzodiazapenes to help control their anxiety.
Does this help? Do you have other symptoms besides worrying about your weight? I would be happy to discuss with you further if you wish to write back,
I can describe my generalized anxiety disorder, which I've had since I've been little. I am always anxious and nervous about nothing in particular. Like when normal people get nervous about a presentation, they get the jitters, I feel like that all the time. I'm always "on edge" like something bad is going to happen any minute and I have to be ready. I prefer to be home cause I dislike being around people, but at home i'm not relaxed either cause the phone rings, and I jump or opening the mail is horrific. When I can get distracted with something long enough, I can relax a little, like reading a good book, going for a walk with my dog, or even being on this site relaxes me. Hope I've given you an idea what GAD means for me. You're situation sounds a little like OCD, reacurring thoughts, only using certain underwear, that's like ritualistic behaviour. I'm no expert. Just an idea. Cathleen
it sounds you have obsessive compulusive behaviour,I suffer with it myself and its like a ritual we have to endure to make ourselves feel better at least for a while,I have a ritual with cleaning the house obsessively everyday and everything has to be in its place,what you're doing with your underwear is along the same lines.GAD is anxiety where your nervous all the time like cathleen said.Worries you cant leave your head because its important to us but may seem silly to others,bascially its excessive worry and thoughts.
Again you'd have to go to your gp or physciatrist to be diagnosed.
Hope you find this helpfull,you're not alone with this,its very common
My version of GAD sees me worrying constantly, fearful about loved ones dying and constantly concerned about what other people think. When I write this down it just sounds so absurd and ridiculous! I wish I could just snap right out of it. I'm just about to sign up for a series of appointments with a psychologist on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I'm 36 and not interested in living the rest of my life like this.
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