Excessive Worry Treatment
Excessive Worry: This can represent what is called Generalized Anxiety Disorder, characterized by disproportionate anxiety and apprehension, more often present than not, involving a number of life events and responsibilities. Examples can be excessive worry about work, children, finances, health, etc… A key part of this is that the person has difficulty controlling the worry. Accompanying features can include restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge, being easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating or mind going blank, irritability, muscle tension, trouble falling asleep because of the worries or a restless sleep. Symptoms of depression can often accompany Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Some degree of worry about things can be a helpful characteristic and is often associated with being very conscientious; but when excessive, it can cause someone to never feel fully at ease or content. Again, some degree of worry is healthy because it can motivate action, but excess anxiety can make it harder to get things done, and cause the person to feel chronically unsettled.
PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Lack of Energy/Fatigue or Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Anger and Irritability
Neuropsychiatric problems, amongst others
Neal G. Ranen, MD – Baltimore, P.C.
9199 Reisterstown Road Suite 108-B
Owings Mills, MD 21117