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anxiety disorderAny 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.
Anxiety disorders affect 10–15% of Americans and account for 1/3 of mental health costs.
Mental or physical trauma (e.g., immune response to infections, substance abuse); genetic components.
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.
Headaches, sweating, irritability, nausea, depression.
anxiety disorderChild 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
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?