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  Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety can be described as a sense of uneasiness, nervousness, worry, fear, or dread of what's about to happen or what might happen.
Anxiety disorders are mental health conditions that involve excessive amounts of anxiety, fear, nervousness, worry, or dread.
Anxiety that is too constant or too intense can cause a person to feel preoccupied, distracted, tense, and always on alert.
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  Anxiety - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anxiety is a complex combination of emotions that includes fear, apprehension and worry, and is often accompanied by physical sensations such as palpitations, nausea, chest pain and/or shortness of breath.
Anxiety is often described as having cognitive, somatic, emotional, and behavioral components (Seligman, Walker and Rosenhan, 2001).
Anxiety sufferers are cautioned that alcohol is also a powerful depressant and has a plethora of dangerous and uncomfortable side effects in addition to being potentially addictive.
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 Anxiety: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Anxiety is a bodily response to a perceived threat or danger.
Sometimes anxiety experienced in the present may stem from an event or person that produced pain and fear in the past.
Phobias are a special type of anxiety reaction in which the person concentrates his or her anxiety on a specific object or situation and then tries to avoid.
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 Anxiety disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anxiety disorder is a blanket cover term covering several different forms of abnormal, pathological anxiety, fear, phobia and nervous condition, that may come on suddenly, or gradually over a period of several years, and may impair or prevent the pursuing of normal daily routines.
Anxiety disorders are often debilitating chronic conditions, which can be present from an early age or begin suddenly after a triggering event.
Anxiety Disorders (for professionals) Anxiety Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, and Adjustment Disorders for professionals
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 All About Anxiety
Anxiety is a natural part of life, and most of us experience it from time to time.
Anxiety disorders are conditions that involve unrealistic fear and worry.
Anxiety can also interfere with things as basic as sleep, concentration, and appetite, not to mention the ability to enjoy life and relax.
kidshealth.org /teen/your_mind/mental_health/anxiety.html   (1219 words)

Anxiety refers to a complex combination of negative emotions that includes fear, apprehension and worry, and is often accompanied by physical sensations such as palpitations, nausea, chest pain and/or shortness of breath.
Obsessive compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by obsessions and/or compulsions.
Some evidence suggests that consuming alcohol to alleviate anxiety maybe counter-productive, as it can lead to a higher or irregular heartbeat and lowering of blood sugar which can both add to the unpleasant symptoms of anxiety and panic.
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 Anxiety: Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common types of psychiatric disorders in the United States.
Many anxiety disorder sufferers can’t go to work, attend social events, or even be seen in public because of their anxiety.
Anxiety and panic disorder can become so severe that people become afraid to go to work or visit public places in case they have another panic attack.
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Anxiety is a multisystem response to a perceived threat or danger.
Doctors sometimes categorize anxiety as an emotion or an affect depending on whether it is being described by the person having it (emotion) or by an outside observer (affect).
Sometimes anxiety being experienced in the present may stem from an event or person that produced pain and fear in the past, but the anxious individual is not consciously aware of the original source of the feeling.
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Patients with anxiety may present with a complaint of excessive worrying but they are more likely to report various somatic complaints, such as palpitations, insomnia or exhaustion, or gastrointestinal disturbances.
Anxiety does produce physical symptoms which can be confused with the presentation of a wide variety of medical conditions, especially those highly associated with stress.
The presentation of anxiety may be confused by the presence of comorbid psychiatric disorders as well, such as depression or substance abuse.
www.sh.lsuhsc.edu /fammed/OutpatientManual/Anxiety.htm   (1171 words)

 Clarocet - Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety Disorder, Mood Swings - Treatment Options, Causes, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
People with symptoms of anxiety or depression often experience a broad range of emotional stress responses, including feelings of helplessness or meaninglessness, a loss of pleasure, mood swings, shyness or anger.
The most popular natural medicines used for anxiety, social anxiety, general anxiety, panic attacks, depression, mood swings, sleep disturbances and related emotional stress responses are overviewed in detail.
The emotional health resources available on this website are intended to provide you with general information about anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, depression, stress, ADHD, sleeplessness, and related emotional stress responses, and they are not meant to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.
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 Anxiety Disorders, National Mental Health Information Center
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Most people experience anxiety at some point in their lives and some nervousness in anticipation of a real situation.
Formal Diagnosis: The person experiences extreme anxiety with exposure to the object or situation; recognizes that his or her fear is excessive or unreasonable; and finds that normal routines, social activities, or relationships are significantly impaired as a result of these fears.
Persistent anxiety, exaggerated startle reactions, difficulty concentrating, nightmares, and insomnia are common.
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 Anxiety and Panic: Gaining Control Over How You're Feeling -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anxiety can be a general feeling of worry, a sudden attack of panicky feelings, a fear of a certain situation or a response to a traumatic experience.
Generalized anxiety disorder is ongoing worry or fear that isn't related to a particular event or situation, or is out of proportion to what you would expect--for instance, constantly worrying about a child who is perfectly healthy.
Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder include muscle tension, trembling, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea, irritability, loss of sleep and not being able to concentrate.
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Anxiety is a feeling much like fear, but comes in response to a perceived, anticipated, or imagined danger or threat, rather than a tangible, immediate threat.
Anxiety takes many forms, and a limited amount of anxiety is a normal part of everyday life.
Anxiety Attacks and Disorders: Symptoms,Types, and Treatment – Guides you through the different types of anxiety disorders and their symptoms, causes, and treatments.
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Anxiety is a feeling of tension associated with a sense of threat of danger when the source of the danger is not known.
Anxiety problems commonly begin when people are in their 20’s.
Once they are evaluated and diagnosed with anxiety, they are given reassurance that they are not going to die, and they may be treated with medications to lessen their anxious symptoms.
www.athealth.com /Consumer/disorders/Anxiety.html   (606 words)

 eMedicine - Anxiety : Article by Lemeneh Tefera, MD, FAAEM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Anxiety disorder due to a general medical condition is itself a unique diagnosis, but the emergency practitioner must thoroughly evaluate the known medical problem before making this diagnosis.
Substance-induced anxiety disorder and anxiety disorder not otherwise specified are characterized by symptoms of anxiety that occur as a direct consequence of drug abuse, medications, or toxins.
Patients require ED treatment for anxiety when they are in an acute anxious state of such severity that they pose a danger to themselves and to others in the immediate vicinity.
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 MedlinePlus: Anxiety
Article: The effect of pre-operative anxiety on induction of anaesthesia with...
Anxiety in the Workplace(Anxiety Disorders Association of America)
Anxiety in the Elderly(Anxiety Disorders Association of America)
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 NIMH · Anxiety Disorders · Complete Publication
Anxiety disorders commonly occur along with other mental or physical illnesses, including alcohol or substance abuse, which may mask anxiety symptoms or make them worse.
This is unfortunate, because panic disorder is one of the most treatable of all the anxiety disorders, responding in most cases to certain kinds of medication or certain kinds of cognitive psychotherapy, which help change thinking patterns that lead to fear and anxiety.
If an anxiety disorder is diagnosed, the type of disorder or the combination of disorders that are present must be identified, as well as any coexisting conditions, such as depression or substance abuse.
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 Anxiety Symptoms, Causes, Types, Signs and Treatment on MedicineNet.com
Controlling lifestyle stress and anxiety may help reduce the number and severity of hot flashes associated with menopause, according to doctors at the University of Pennsylvania.
Generalized anxiety disorder or GAD is characterized by excessive, exaggerated anxiety and worry about everyday life events.
In addition, people with GAD often have other anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobias), suffer from depression, and/or abuse drugs or alcohol.
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 Anxiety Disorders Association of America, ADAA, Triumph Over Anxiety, Guide to Treatment
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.
The association is made up of professionals who conduct research and treat anxiety disorders and people who have a personal or general interest in learning more about anxiety disorders: obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder (panic attack), social anxiety disorder (social phobia), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
ADAA also recognizes relationships between anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, eating disorders, and alcohol abuse.
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 Anxiety definition - Mental Health Disorders on MedicineNet.com
Anxiety: A feeling of apprehension and fear characterized by physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, and feelings of stress.
Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by a stressful event such as a business presentation or a first date, anxiety disorders are chronic, relentless, and can grow progressively worse if not treated.
Each of these anxiety disorders has its own distinct features, but they are all bound together by the common theme of excessive, irrational fear and dread.
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 Stress and anxiety
Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension or fear.
Anxiety disorders are a group of psychiatric conditions that involve excessive anxiety.
They include generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social phobia.
www.healthscout.com /ency/1/003211.html   (227 words)

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