situation anxiety

sit·u·a·tion anx·i·e·ty

anxiety related to current life problems.
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It has three subscales containing 14 items each: the depression subscale which measures dysphoria, hopelessness, devaluation of life, self-deprecation, lack of interest anhedonia, and inertia; the anxiety subscale which assesses autonomic arousal, skeletal muscles effects, situation anxiety, and subjective experiences of anxious affects; and the stress subscale assesses difficulty relaxing, nervous arousal and being easily upset, irritable, and impatient.
The employee alleged she suffered from depression, posttraumatic stress disorder and acute situation anxiety disorder as a result of the sexual harassment.

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