free-floating anxiety


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free-floating anxiety

n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry chronic anxiety occurring for no identifiable cause
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Most people grapple with free-floating anxiety at some point in their life that sucks their energy and builds stress.
Adding to the free-floating anxiety that hovers above our heads is that the May 13 elections are just around the corner.
I also think there's a free-floating anxiety in general in the world today about the things coming over the horizon."
(1994) "Free-Floating Anxiety." National Review (12 September): 32-36.
"We have a free-floating anxiety about technology, because it is something different and in some cases means giving up control to kids," Fletcher says.
(One such story was referenced on The Simpsons, when Marge held up an issue and said, "According to Fretful Mother Magazine, if Maggie doesn't talk at age 1, we should consider a corrective tongue extender!" That tongue-extender piece really tapped into the competitiveness and free-floating anxiety that is our stock in trade.) Also, please remember that fathers must never be quoted in stories; at Fretful Mother, "Men aren't parents, only predators!"