anxiety disorder

noun

Definition of anxiety disorder

: any of various disorders (such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, a phobia, or generalized anxiety disorder) in which anxiety is a predominant feature

called also anxiety neurosis, anxiety state

Examples of anxiety disorder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fourth book — and fourth bestseller — by the author otherwise known as the Bloggess goes to some dark places, including her years-long battle with depression, anxiety disorder and autoimmune diseases. Washington Post, 27 May 2021 But what does an anxiety disorder really feel like? David Oliver, USA TODAY, 19 May 2021 Many people have anxiety – but not everyone has an anxiety disorder. USA Today, 12 May 2021 Another 2019 study looked at the impact of CBD oil versus a placebo in treating social anxiety disorder. Health.com, 14 May 2021 Symptoms of anxiety disorder and depressive disorder increased considerably in the United States during April to June of 2020, compared with the same period in 2019, the CDC said. Allie Torgan, CNN, 22 Apr. 2021 However, those who do not have an anxiety disorder are still capable of experiencing anxiety and can still seek help. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 2 Apr. 2021 There’s specific criteria and diagnoses for a mental illness, like an anxiety disorder. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 2 Apr. 2021 The share of Americans reporting symptoms of anxiety disorder, depressive disorder, or both roughly quadrupled from June 2019 to December 2020, according to a Census Bureau study released late last year. Ellen Cushing, The Atlantic, 8 Mar. 2021

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Anxiety disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anxiety%20disorder. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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anxiety disorder

noun

Medical Definition of anxiety disorder

: any of various disorders (as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, a phobia, or generalized anxiety disorder) in which anxiety is a predominant feature

called also anxiety neurosis, anxiety state

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