What you will learn

  • 1

    What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

    • Introduction to the Generalized Anxiety Guide

    • Symptoms

    • Clinical presentation

    • Prevalence

    • Core features

    • GAD-7 (pdf version)

    • General Anxiety Severity Rating Scale (pdf version)

  • 2

    Causes of Generalized Anxiety: Nurture & Nature

    • Nurture, nature, and generalized anxiety

    • Rate causes of GAD

    • Childhood events

    • Alcohol and other drugs

    • Problem thinking styles

    • Chronic Illness and Disease

    • The Chemistry of Anxiety

    • Genetics

    • Brain Connectivity and GAD

    • Neural Networks and GAD: a guided tour

    • Worry as Adaptive

  • 3

    Effective Treatment of Generalized Anxiety

    • What to look for in this section

    • Rate treatments for GAD

    • Psychotherapy methods

    • Exercise and GAD

    • Yoga and body work

    • The 3 most popular types of medication for GAD

    • Cannabis

    • Botanical therapies

    • Diet and nutrition

  • 4

    Summary

    • Putting it all together

    • References