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anxiety disorder

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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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Be alert to the possibility that anxiety and anxiety disorders can be the engine that drives what on the surface appears to be more disruptive and oppositional behavior.
Synopsis: "Anxiety Relief for Kids: On-the-Spot Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Worry, Panic, and Avoidance" was specifically written by Bridge Flynn Walker (whose private practice has focused exclusively on assessing and treating children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders, and on training other mental health professionals to do the same using cognitive behavioral therapy) for parents who have a child suffering from chronic anxiety and require quick, in-the-moment solutions help that child face their fears and worries.
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Difference between normal anxiety and anxiety disorders
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