anxiety disorder

Definitions of anxiety disorder
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n a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom

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GAD, anxiety reaction, generalized anxiety disorder
an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months
obsessive-compulsive disorder
an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent and persistent thoughts and feelings and repetitive, ritualized behaviors
panic disorder
an anxiety disorder characterized by unpredictable panic attacks; the attacks are usually severe but brief
phobia, phobic disorder, phobic neurosis
an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations
PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder
an anxiety disorder associated with serious traumatic events and characterized by such symptoms as survivor guilt, reliving the trauma in dreams, numbness and lack of involvement with reality, or recurrent thoughts and images
agoraphobia
a morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place)
simple phobia
any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
social phobia
any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with situations in which you are subject to criticism by others (as fear of eating in public or public speaking etc)
battle fatigue, combat fatigue, combat neurosis, shell shock
a mental disorder caused by stress of active warfare
Type of:
disturbance, folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder
(psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness

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