- Quick to Extreme Anxiety
Those with GAD have a higher baseline for anxiety than those without it. Because of that higher baseline, it takes much less for people to feel extreme anxiety – a level of anxiety/panic that is overwhelming. Let someone be a little late to meet up with you and you might ponder the worst and your palms might sweat. If you feel extreme anxiety whenever an anxious situation arises, it may be because your baseline for anxiety is higher than others.