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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

a disorder in which anxiety is the most prominent feature. The symptoms range from mild, chronic tenseness, with feelings of timidity, fatigue, apprehension, and indecisiveness, to more intense states of restlessness and irritability that may lead to aggressive acts, persistent helplessness, or withdrawal. In extreme cases, the overwhelming emotional discomfort is accompanied by physical responses, including tremor, sustained muscle tension, tachycardia, dyspnea, hypertension, increased respiration, and profuse diaphoresis. Other physical signs include changes in skin color, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, immobilization, insomnia, and changes in appetite, all occurring without identification of a known underlying organic cause. See also anxiety, anxiety attack, anxiety reaction, anxiety state, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobia, and posttraumatic stress disorder.

anxiety disorder

Any of a broad range of disorders characterised by a continuous state of anxiety or fear, lasting at least a month, which are marked by constant apprehension, difficulties in concentration and heart palpitations. Anxiety disorders are attributed to a state of heightened exogenous and endogenous mental stress, anxiety and panic in response to perceived danger.
 
Statistics
Anxiety disorders affect 10–15% of Americans and account for 1/3 of mental health costs.

Aetiology
Mental or physical trauma (e.g., immune response to infections, substance abuse); genetic components.

Types
Panic attack, agoraphobia, specific phobia(s), social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, anxiety disorder associated with medical conditions, substance abuse, or NOS (not otherwise specified). Anxiety disorders can aggravate medical conditions. 

Clinical findings
Headaches, sweating, irritability, nausea, depression.

anxiety disorder

Child psychiatry Exaggerated or inappropriate responses to the perception of internal or external dangers Psychiatry A general term that encompasses a broad range of conditions attributed to a state of heightened mental stress, anxiety and panic disorders, both exogenous and endogenous Statistics ADs affects 10–15% of Americans, and commands ±10% of the mental health bill Etiology Mental or physical trauma–eg, immune response to infections, substance abuse, genetic components Types of AD Panic attack, agoraphobia, specific phobia(s), social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, AD associated with medical conditions, substance abuse, or not otherwise specified

Anxiety disorder

This is the experience of prolonged, excessive worry about circumstances in one's life. It disrupts daily life.

Patient discussion about anxiety disorder

Q. Was this true Asperger's syndrome, or a social anxiety disorder? I've been told multiple times by multiple people (though none of them doctors) that I probably have Ausperger's syndrome, or at least suffered from it through most of my childhood. I have struggled socially a GREAT deal, and have overcome many things, though I still am socially awkward and easily confused in social situations. Conversely, I am a secretary and receptionist by trade, and seem to have most people 'fooled' when I have medication for my diagnosed medical condition. Was this true Asperger's syndrome, or a social anxiety disorder?

A. Well, I like to share my experience from which you find an answer. My 19 year old brother has AS, and I would not say he is at all retarded, although once people get to know him they assume that he is. His intellectual/IQ level isn't any lower than the "normal", but he definitely struggles socially, always has, always will. Hell, so do I... and I wouldn't be surprised if I have a touch of AS myself. Anyhow he is able to work, pay bills, follow commitments through, etc., He's actually very responsible…can't say that for many "normal" folk. His main quirk is that he really fixates on things...for example if his favorite TV show is "Lost", he'll talk about it and run it into the ground until he makes you absolutely hate it from overkill. Other than that he's not much different from the rest of us.

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1996) we can only comment that levels of probable clinical anxiety in these samples do appear to be surprisingly high.
92 NOTES: GCS = Generalized Contentment Scale (Hudson, 1982); MSPSS = Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet, & Farley, 1988); HHI = Herth Hope Index (Herth, 1992); WHYMPI = West Haven-Yale Multidimensional Pain Inventory (Kerns, Turk, & Rudy, 1985); CAS = Clinical Anxiety Scale (Thyer, 1984).
The Clinical Anxiety Scale (CAS, a 25-item structured self-report rating scale was used for idiographic assessment of anxiety (Thyer, 1984).
The results show that compared to standard treatments, music reduced anxiety considerably based on clinical anxiety scores.
She distinguishes between normal anxiety experienced by mothers to-be and clinical anxiety disorders that women either bring into, or experience for the first time, in pregnancy and the postpartum period.
I suffer from clinical anxiety and I know there's nothing any of us can do to influence the sort of weather we have but I really hope you'll be able to say something to help me feel less negative and miserable about it.
The other group is at risk of exacerbating clinical anxiety they had prior to these events.
John's wort appears to help one out of two people with clinical depression (whether it "cures the blues" for people who aren't clinically depressed is untested), and kava kava may help people with clinical anxiety (it's less certain whether it "relieves daily stress" or helps you relax).
Furthermore, trait, state and clinical anxiety seem to be associated with differing patterns of performance change.
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