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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(8-12) Specifically, JHS/hEDS has been associated with a higher frequency and greater intensity of fears, greater anxiety severity and somatic concerns, and higher frequency of the so-called endogenous anxiety disorders.
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.sub.2]--cholecystokinine-4 (CCK-4).
Treatment of endogenous anxiety with phobic, hysterical, and hypochondriacal symptoms.