anxiety disorder

noun

: 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 In other words, these people were almost four times more likely to be diagnosed with a new anxiety disorder, the study said. Mitchell Willetts, Miami Herald, 7 Feb. 2024 Canadian researchers examined the health records of more than 12 million people living in Ontario between 2008 and 2019 who had no record of an anxiety disorder, or of receiving treatment for one. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 5 Feb. 2024 That type of disproportionate representation is also seen for entrepreneurial leaders with depression, ADHD, generalized anxiety disorder, and substance-use disorder. Andy Dunn, Fortune, 25 Jan. 2024 Ahead, learn more about the symptoms of anxiety, the different kinds of anxiety disorders, and how to help your child at home. Marisa Cohen, Parents, 18 Sep. 2023 Young people, and young men in particular, were more likely to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder within the three year period. Mitchell Willetts, Miami Herald, 7 Feb. 2024 Curate talking scripts ahead of time: A significant part of social anxiety disorder is worried about feeling judged, criticized, or ridiculed by others in social situations, even if that’s not the case. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 13 Dec. 2023 At the beginning of the ibogaine study, 23 of the participants met the criteria for PTSD, 14 for an anxiety disorder, and 15 for alcohol use disorder. Emily Mullin, WIRED, 5 Jan. 2024 It is estimated that the types of outcomes associated with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders cost the system nearly $2 billion for all impacted children through the first five years of life. Barry Greene, Fortune, 8 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anxiety disorder was in 1970

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“Anxiety disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anxiety%20disorder. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

anxiety disorder

noun
: 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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