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What is Anxiety disorders?

What is Anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders include a group of common mental health disorders that are related to a heightened or extreme level of ...more »

  • Anxiety disorders: Anxiety disorders are persistent and excessive feelings of fear, worry or uneasiness that are significant enough to have an impact on day-to-day life. Excessive anxiety can have repercussions on physical and mental health. There are a number of different subtypes of anxiety disorders such as General anxiety, Social anxiety, Phobias, Hypochondria and Obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Anxiety disorders: Apprehension of danger and dread accompanied by restlessness, tension, tachycardia, and dyspnea unattached to a clearly identifiable stimulus.
    Source - Diseases Database

Anxiety disorders: Introduction

Types of Anxiety disorders:

Broader types of Anxiety disorders:

How many people get Anxiety disorders?

Prevalance of Anxiety disorders: Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that affect approximately 19 million American adults. (Source: excerpt from Anxiety Disorders: NIMH)

Who gets Anxiety disorders?

Gender Profile for Anxiety disorders: Women are more likely than men to have an anxiety disorder. Approximately twice as many women as men suffer from panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and specific phobia, though about equal numbers of women and men have obsessive-compulsive disorder and social phobia.11 ,14 ,15 (Source: excerpt from The Numbers Count: NIMH)

How serious is Anxiety disorders?

Complications of Anxiety disorders: see complications of Anxiety disorders

What causes Anxiety disorders?

Causes of Anxiety disorders: see causes of Anxiety disorders
Risk factors for Anxiety disorders: see risk factors for Anxiety disorders

What are the symptoms of Anxiety disorders?

Symptoms of Anxiety disorders: see symptoms of Anxiety disorders

Complications of Anxiety disorders: see complications of Anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Anxiety disorders.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Anxiety disorders.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Anxiety disorders: see treatments for Anxiety disorders
Research for Anxiety disorders: see research for Anxiety disorders

Name and Aliases of Anxiety disorders

Main name of condition: Anxiety disorders

Other names or spellings for Anxiety disorders:

Anxiety state Source - Diseases Database


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