anxiety disorder


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anxiety disorder

n.
Any of various psychiatric disorders in which anxiety is the primary symptom, including panic disorder and agoraphobia.

anxiety disorder

n
(Psychiatry) any of various mental disorders characterized by extreme anxiety and including panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder
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Noun1.anxiety disorder - a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptomanxiety disorder - a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
anxiety reaction, GAD, generalized anxiety disorder - an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months
obsessive-compulsive disorder - an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent and persistent thoughts and feelings and repetitive, ritualized behaviors
panic disorder - an anxiety disorder characterized by unpredictable panic attacks; the attacks are usually severe but brief
phobia, phobic disorder, phobic neurosis - an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations; "phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias"
posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD - an anxiety disorder associated with serious traumatic events and characterized by such symptoms as survivor guilt, reliving the trauma in dreams, numbness and lack of involvement with reality, or recurrent thoughts and images
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1) Patients commonly present with a mix of symptoms that often span multiple anxiety disorder diagnoses.
Anxiety Relief for Kids", provides a wealth of information regarding the specific anxiety disorder of children, and how to respond to it.
Objective: To translate and validate Generalized Anxiety Disorder -7scale in Urdu, for use in Pakistan in the primary healthcare setups.
People with an anxiety disorder feel worry or fear that can be constant and overwhelming, and sometimes disabling.
7% of subjects developed a new-onset anxiety disorder, 5.
They have what is called major depression or anxiety disorder.
If you become very fearful, nervous, or anxious when you think about or are in certain situations, then you may have an anxiety disorder.
He said that the patients start off with an anxiety disorder and develop depression over time along with persistent anxiety symptoms.
According to researchers anxiety disorder the most common mental health problem is often manifested as excessive worry, fear and a tendency to avoid potentially stressful situations including social gatherings,Health news reported.
According to the DSM-IV-TR, anxiety disorders can be broken down into the following types: panic disorders, agoraphobia, specific phobia, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, acute distress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety disorder due to a general medical condition, substance-induced anxiety, and anxiety disorder not otherwise specified.
The concurrent presence of a depressive disorder with prominent anxiety symptoms or with an anxiety disorder is common in clinical practice.
Another symptom of an anxiety disorder is excessive worrying.