What is Angst

  1. a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general.
    “adolescent angst”
    synonyms: anxietyfearapprehensionworryforebodingtrepidation, malaisedisquietdisquietudeuneaseuneasiness

    “business leaders expressed their angst over war and recession”
    • informal
      a feeling of persistent worry about something trivial.
      “my hair causes me angst”
People who are diagnosed with
 Generalized Anxiety Disorder or “GAD” frequently experience angst.​ GAD is

a psychological disorder characterized by excessive or disproportionate anxiety about several aspects of life, such as work, social relationships, or financial matters. GAD is diagnosed in part by experiencing

“extreme worrying almost every day for six months or more may signal generalized anxiety disorder”

Suffering GAD is no laughing matter. The pain is persistent and can be intense. The treatment I use for GAD is either or both Individual Psychotherapy or Group Psychotherapy for Overcoming Anxiety. The work focuses on talking about feelings, identifying distorted assumptions about people and relationships, ​the origins of anxiety in a person’s life, and stategies for overcoming anxiety that really work for many people.