The hallmark of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)—the most common type of anxiety—is worrying too much about everyday things, large and small.7 Oct 2019
Is worrying too much bad for you?
Perhaps you unconsciously think that if you “worry enough,” you can prevent bad things from happening. But the fact is, worrying can affect the body in ways that may surprise you. When worrying becomes excessive, it can lead to feelings of high anxiety and even cause you to be physically ill.10 Aug 2017
Is overthinking a disorder?
Overthinking is linked to psychological problems, like depression and anxiety. It’s likely that overthinking causes mental health to decline and as your mental health declines, the more likely you are to overthink. It’s a vicious downward spiral.7 Jan 2019
What is it called when you worry too much?
Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, is a mental illness. It belongs to a group of illnesses called anxiety disorders. People living with GAD worry much more than other people, and they worry more often than other people. Worrying all the time can be hard on your body.
How do I stop excessive worrying?
9 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Stop Worrying
- Set aside a designated “worry time.”
- Kick your online addiction.
- Be mindful.
- Accept the worry — and then move on.
- Write your worries down.
- Cut yourself some slack.
- Keep your hands busy.
- Make time for meditation.
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