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

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The class trains citizens how to recognize the signs and symptoms of various mental illnesses -- from depression to anxiety disorder and substance abuse disorder. Amy Chillag, CNN, "Why you should learn Mental Health First Aid," 20 June 2019 Wharton finally got a high-quality psychiatric evaluation in February, which revealed the traumatic brain injury, as well as an anxiety disorder and PTSD from his years in prison. Matthew Van Meter, The New Republic, "The Judge and the Three-Strikes Convict," 17 June 2019 Twenty-eight percent of people suffer from anxiety disorders throughout their lifetimes. Laura Hancock, cleveland.com, "State board to review Ohio medical marijuana for people with anxiety, autism spectrum disorder," 10 June 2019 It can also be used for conditions such as social anxiety disorder or panic disorder, Dr. Murrough says. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "There’s an Anxiety Drug Shortage—Here’s What You Need to Know," 11 Feb. 2019 That could mean relief for the up to 13.3 percent of the people estimated to have anxiety disorders. Laura Hancock, cleveland.com, "State board to review Ohio medical marijuana for people with anxiety, autism spectrum disorder," 10 June 2019 This grant is intended to test a novel treatment for child social anxiety disorder with the potential to open new therapies to help children with this condition. Sergio Carmona, sun-sentinel.com, "FIU partners with Tel Aviv University for research collaboration," 7 June 2019 But for people with anxiety disorders, the sense of fear and dread can be crippling and constant. Caroline Foran, Glamour, "No, You Don’t Have to ‘Justify’ Your Anxiety," 27 Mar. 2019 About one in three Americans will have at least one anxiety disorder during the course of their lives. Andrea Petersen, Redbook, "Why Are Women More Anxious Than Men?," 15 May 2017

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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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