A term covering several different forms of fear, phobia and nervous condition, that come on suddenly and prevent pursuing normal daily routines including general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, sometimes known as social phobia or social anxiety disorder (SAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), agoraphobia, claustrophobia, panic disorder, separation anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). See also: SAD, PTSD, OCD See also: Treatment
In anxiety disorders the patient experiences anxiety that is disproportionate to the stimulus, and sometimes in the absence of any obvious stimulus. There is no organic basis for anxiety disorders, the symptoms resulting from overactivity of the brain areas involved in 'normal' anxiety.
a psychological disorder marked by persistent anxiety that disrupts everyday functioning. 485
Chronic condition characterized by an excessive and persistent sense of apprehension with physical symptoms such as sweating, palpitations, and feelings of stress.
an abnormal state, characterized by a feeling of being powerless and unable to cope with threatening events, typically imaginary, and by physical tension, as shown by sweating, trembling, and so on.
A form of neurosis in which anxiety dominates the person's life. Examples are Acute Stress Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attack, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia, Substance-induced Anxiety Disorder.
any of various disorders in which anxiety is either the primary disturbance or is the result of confronting a feared situation or object; they include obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder
a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety and panic disorder
a benzodiazepine used to treat nervousness, restlessness, and sleeping disorders
a constant feeling of tension and a person affected by this will have no reason for the way he/she feels
an excessive or inappropriate response to stress that leaves you with feelings of apprehension, uncertainty and fear, and that can inappropriately paralyze you into inaction or withdrawal
a serious condition characterized by extreme, chronic anxiety which disturbs mood, thought, behavior and/or physiological activity
a state of apprehension and fear resulting from the anticipation of a realistic or fantasized threatening event
a state of excess worry that interferes with a
An unpleasant feeling of fear or apprehension accompanied by increased physiological arousal defined according to clinically derived standard psychiatric diagnostic criteria.
(sometimes called Generalized Anxiety Disorder) is characterized by generalized and persistent anxiety not associated with any particular event or circumstance. Chronic stress appears to be one factor in its development. Sufferers experience a variety of worries and symptoms including muscle tension, nervousness and gastrointestinal discomfort. Sleep disturbance is common.
An individual suffering from an anxiety disorder is someone who chronically experiences an uneasiness, apprehension, worry, or fear about things that may happen. Anxiety disorders include: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobia, and specific phobias.
An emotional state which causes great discomfort in anticipation of real or imagined dangers. Physical symptoms can include increased heart rate, sweating, shaking.
A category of disorders in which the individual experiences extreme anxiety. Examples include phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
A serious medical illness that fills people's lives with overwhelming anxiety and fear. It is chronic, relentless, and can grow progressively worse if not treated.
A term used to describe a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a main symptom and which may come on suddenly and prevent pursuing normal daily routines. It may be characterized by sweating, cardiac disturbances, diarrhea, or vertigo. Types of anxiety disorders include panic disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
An illness that produces an intense, often unrealistic and excessive state of apprehension and fear. This may or may not occur during, or in anticipation of, a specific situation and may be accompanied by a rise in blood pressure, increased heart rate, rapid breathing, nausea and other signs of agitation or discomfort.
Anxiety disorder is a blanket term covering several different forms of abnormal, pathological anxiety, fears, phobias and nervous conditions that may come on suddenly or gradually over a period of several years, and may impair or prevent the pursuing of normal daily routines.