endogenous anxiety

endogenous anxiety

Psychiatry Anxiety due to internal stressors, typical of an anxiety disorder, perhaps involving hormone or neurotransmitter dysfunction. Cf Exogenous anxiety.
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Such a possibility may have come about following the discovery of endogenous anxiety factors, the most effective of which is the tetrapeptide Trp-Met-Asp-Phe-N[H.
Treatment of endogenous anxiety with phobic, hysterical, and hypochondriacal symptoms.
When they are not quite diagnosable in these regular PD categories, and would often be deemed to be "neurotic," I often find them to be exceptionally prone to endogenous anxiety, panic, depression, and rage.