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Free Health Screening: Generalized Anxiety Disorder

New Britain [November 20 2006] - Do you worry too much? Stress is a normal part of life, but sometimes it interferes with a person’s daily life. Constant worry and stress can be a sign of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
The Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Research Center at The Hospital of Central Connecticut is offering a free screening session for Generalized Anxiety Disorder on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., affecting 40 million people, or 18 percent, of the adult population. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, individuals with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), worry excessively, often experiencing physical tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke their worries. They “fear the worst” and are overly concerned about health issues, money, family problems, or difficulties at work. Their worries are accompanied by physical symptoms, especially fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating, and hot flashes.
If you or a family member are experiencing signs and symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, stop in and get a free confidential screening and learn about options to help you cope with your worries and stress.
The screening will take place at The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s New Britain General campus in Lecture Room 2, on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, please call Alison Oville, psychiatry research manager, at 860-224-5597.

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