I keep struggling with this issue. I have been diagnosed with GAD. However, my anxiety doesn't seem to fit the 'constant worries about a number of different areas of your life, health, finances, relationships, etc.' I don't chronically worry about these things. The only thing I worry about is this 'anxiety'. I get physical symptoms out of nowhere, and sometimes just a sudden feeling of intense fear. I can't even describe it. I experienced it today immediately after waking from a nap. I'm not worried about anything in particular, it's just the inability to relax, always on edge and ready to crawl out of my skin. This is my 7th week on Zoloft and I have to say it is helping significantly. I am functioning again and see many improvements. However, I still occasionally get this intense sudden feeling of fear out of the blue.
Does anyone else's generalized anxiety not fit the typical definition?