Anxiety disorder is much more common than you think. As per 2017 data, about 19 per cent of the Indian population is suffering from an anxiety disorder. Here is how to differentiate between normal anxiety and GAD.
It is more intense: It is alright to feel stressed in some situations, but if it troubles you more than often and even in a normal situation you feel uneasy then it can be a sign of GAD. It is severe than normal anxiety and lasts longer.
You will be stressed out about everything: Stress is a major trigger of anxiety, which we experience when dealing with a complex situation. But if your anxiety is triggered without any provoking situation and you worry about everything all the time, then you need to seek help.
You have no control over your anxiety: People have different tricks to calm themselves like deep breathing or listening to music. However, when suffering from GAD it might be difficult to relax, calm your mind and take time away from worries.