Understanding the Nature and Condition of Adolescents with General Anxiety Disorder


  • Alexandria Blake C. Real Saint Louis University
  • Jennifer M. Garcia Saint Louis University


Common symptoms , adolescents , General anxiety disorder


The study aimed to recognize and categorize the characteristics of adolescents with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). This study is qualitative research utilizing the multiple case study design to determine the common symptoms of ten (10) individual cases with GAD from each of their psychologists. Interview guide question was developed to set a direction in gathering the clients’ nature and condition. A thematic analysis using Braun and Clarke’s (2006) method was used to formulate relevant extracts' themes to understand their common symptoms. The findings revealed that adolescents who are diagnosed with GAD have manifestations of physiological, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms. This study posits an easier understanding of their symptoms in the context of a Filipino setting through their psychologists' transcriptions. With the findings, a better understanding of the perspective of adolescents with GAD can be conveyed to the community in preventing public nd self-stigma amongst them. This is also a step forward in designing effective psychotherapeutic interventions tailored to their needs. A program for their mental health protection and promotion is also recommended for further studies.




How to Cite

Alexandria Blake C. Real, & Jennifer M. Garcia. (2023). Understanding the Nature and Condition of Adolescents with General Anxiety Disorder. The Asian Journal of Education and Human Development (AJEHD), 4(1). Retrieved from https://ajehd.unp.edu.ph/index.php/ajehd/article/view/53