can quickly become detrimental to their quality of life. Other signs of this disorder may include gastrointestinal issues (including the development of leaky gut syndrome), muscle tension, an inability to concentrate or relax, recurrent patterns of overthinking, persistent worrying, and a fear of making the wrong decision. Generalized Anxiety Disorder may last at least six months, during which time the person is affected by extreme worry more days than not.
Certain gene variants can predispose us to suffer more anxiety—and genetic testing can play an important role in determining what type of treatment is needed to help ease symptoms and enable patients to live their fullest lives without being held back by their persistent feelings of anxiety. We encourage you to visit one of our doctors at Potomac Psychiatry if you feel you are struggling to move past persistent worries or anxious thoughts—there is a path forward, and using personalized precision psychiatry, our doctors can help you get there sooner.