Generalized Anxiety Disorder has significant effects on the person’s functioning in his or her everyday life. Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder experience anxiety (daily) for at least 6 months, without this anxiety being justified by stress. The fight-and-escape response is one of the ways in which the human body responds to stress. It speeds up the heart rate and breathing and generates a constriction of the blood vessels. People with anxiety disorders can push things to the extreme to avoid these signals. Initial signals may lead to a generalization that applies to other similar signals.