Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) a Mental Illness?

by Vlasta Kuster

Is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) a disease ? In my opinion, generalized anxiety disorder is NOT a mental illness.

GAD is a very unpleasant disorder which strongly affects the quality of life...

...though after 10 years of my experiences with people who have suffered from this disorder, I believe this is not a disease.

Let's take a look a little bit further at how this disorder arises. The latter happens due to accumulated stress which the body can no longer handle. They are primarily the feelings of fear and danger we experienced usually in our childhood, and/or also later in life.

Reason no.1. why generalized anxiety disorder must NOT be treated as a mental illness: Unpleasant events in the past

General Anxiety Disorder as the energy disorder: thinking about painful event ten years ago still cause unpleasant feelings today.

Gary Craig, the founder of EFT technique, assumed the negative emotions not to be in our minds, but rather to be a disorder in the body's energy system.

Throughout our lives, people experience all kinds of different situations. In unpleasant situations we also experience unpleasant emotions. These emotions do not disappear, but are recorded in some way in our bodies.

The easiest way to understand this is to think of a painful event ten years ago, and with the thought of it still feel uncomfortable.

2. A generalized anxiety disorder is not so much a mental disorder as the energy disorder

A generalized anxiety disorder arises due to accumulated unpleasant emotions, particularly the emotions of fear and feelings of danger.

Somewhere in our path of life there are simply too many of such feelings, and our body can no longer function normally. In certain cases, people distinctly remember specific events, in which they have experienced fear and feelings of danger.

Often, however, these feelings come from a very early period of our lives and are difficult to remember.

A generalized anxiety disorder is a collection of all the negative feelings we have ever experienced in our lives. It is as if everything was collected together in one large container.

As long as there is little of it, these feelings are hidden somewhere in the body and we are not aware of them. They have no impact on our lives, they have no influence upon how we feel. However, when these feelings are too many, they begin to push outward and start affecting our lives more and more.

They have no direct connection with our present, but they are a collection of all the negativity in the folders of the past. However, this collection has the power to interfere with our present.

It seems as if we had a sleeping giant in ourselves who wakes up when we least expect or want him to.

So that a situation in the present triggers of negativity from the past. And it becomes stronger and stronger.

Gradually, it assumes power over our lives. We begin to limit ourselves from visiting major social gatherings, start to avoid unfamiliar people and many other situations...

And this is called a Generalized Anxiety Disorder, since it is generalized to the different areas of life.

A generalized anxiety disorder is not so much a mental disorder as the energy disorder.  And because it is an energy disorder, we can solve it at the energy level. All our feelings, our thoughts, our emotions are on the energy level. And negative feelings and negative emotions can be seen as a blockade on the energy level.

Using EFT techniques, these blockages are removed. Most people who have long been suffering from a generalized anxiety disorder need help from someone who leads them through their painful memories.

And generalized anxiety disorder can be permanently resolved by means of EFT therapy. So that generalized anxiety disorder is no longer neither a mental nor an energy disorder, but you start to live freely, done away with all the negative feelings.

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Vlasta Kuster, holds an MA degree in Basic Medical Sciences and uses her 3-month EFT therapy in her work to help people to do away with panic attacks and anxiety for good. She has more than 10-year experiences in EFT therapy and achieves at least 90% success in permanently eliminating anxiety and panic attacks. You may contact her through her website