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If you suspect that you might suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, also known as GAD, answer the questions below, and consider consulting with a health care professional for a more in-depth assessment, if most of your answers are Yes.

Are you troubled by the following?

  • Excessive worry, occurring more days than not, for a least six months
  • Unreasonable worry about events or activities, such as work, school, or your health
  • The inability to control the worry

Are you bothered by at least three of the following?

  • Restlessness, feeling keyed-up, or on edge
  • Being easily tired
  • Problems concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep, or restless and unsatisfying sleep
  • Your anxiety interfering with your daily life

Having more than one illness at the same time can make it difficult to diagnose and treat the different conditions. Depression and substance abuse are among the conditions that occasionally complicate anxiety disorders.

  • Have you experienced changes in sleeping or eating habits?
  • More days than not, do you feel sad or depressed?
  • More days than not, do you feel uninterested in life?
  • worthless or guilty?

During the last year, has the use of alcohol or drugs…

  • …resulted in your failure to fulfil responsibilities with work, school, or family?
  • …placed you in a dangerous situation, such as driving a car under the influence?
  • …resulted in your being arrested?
  • …continued despite causing problems for you or your loved ones?


For further information please contact:
Professor Christopher R. Stones (Clinical Psychologist and Behavioural Management Specialist)
Phone: 011-801-5616 (Reception)
Alternatively send a booking request.

NHC Health Centre
Cnr Christiaan de Wet Road & Dolfyn Street
(opposite Eagle Canyon Auto)

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