6 symptoms may point to this common disorder

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Do you often feel anxious? Are you wondering if it's "normal" anxiety or something that could benefit from treatment? Take a moment to see if you identify with any of these six symptoms:

  • Muscle tension
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating

Experiencing many of these symptoms, plus excessive anxiety and worry, may point to generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). About 19% of U.S. adults experience some type of anxiety disorder each year.

Everyone feels anxious sometimes. But if you've lived with constant worry, it can be a revelation to realize that not everybody feels intrusive anxiety on a regular basis.

Nebraska Medicine offers clinical psychology and psychiatric care options with specialties in geriatric mental health, reproductive psychiatry and addiction services. If you need help managing any mental health condition – like generalized anxiety disorder, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder – we're here for you.

If you or your loved one is struggling, call 800.922.0000 to schedule an appointment with a  mental health specialist.

Reproductive psychiatry

Pregnancy and the postpartum time can significantly affect a women's mental health. Women of childbearing age have the highest rates of depression and anxiety, especially during pregnancy or postpartum. Our Reproductive Psychiatry clinic offers treatment during these times of hormonal transition.

Geriatric mental health

In later life, people experience upheavals in their living situations and relationships – often leading to loneliness. People ages 65 and up also have specific health concerns that sometimes cause distressing problems in memory, physical abilities and lifestyle. Our experienced geriatric psychiatrists help older adults live as independently as possible.

Addiction services

Mental illness and addiction can go hand-in-hand for many individuals. One of the benefits of our Addiction Services program is that we address the psychiatric needs of patients while also helping provide support and expertise to help them overcome their addiction.