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 But after suffering from a long-term chronic illness, she was left with a severe anxiety disorder that put her whole life on hold. Marija Butkovic, Forbes, 11 July 2022 In one study, CBD oil was shown to reduce anxiety in people with social anxiety disorder. The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 About 6% of Americans will have PTSD at some point in their lives, and roughly 30% of U.S. adults will have an anxiety disorder. Jonathan Wosen, STAT, 23 July 2022 Stress is a trigger and can send her into anxiety disorder behaviors. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 12 June 2022 In fact, more than half of people who are diagnosed with depression have an anxiety disorder as well. Nicole Pajer, PEOPLE.com, 10 June 2022 And since almost 1 in 5 Americans are living with an anxiety disorder, that is a lot of people who may see those fears seep into their relationships. Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, 27 June 2022 Epidemiological studies show that over 100 million people in the U.S. will suffer from an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Tracy Dennis-tiwary, WSJ, 6 May 2022 Panic attacks are the hallmark sign of panic disorder, which is a type of anxiety disorder, per the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Serena Coady, SELF, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of anxiety disorder

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 15 Aug. 2022.

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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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