Anxiety is the well-known feeling of concern. Some level of rational anxiety is normal some of the time and does not indicate a disorder. Anxiety is also reasonably common in response to emotional stress or physical illness. Anxiety is also a normal response in severe medication conditions such as ...

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Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive and unrealistic worry about everyday tasks or events, or may be specific to certain objects or rituals. Simple phobias involve excessive anxiety evoked by specific objects (e.g., marked fear of snakes). As its name implies, social phobias are fears of interacting with others ...1

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Simple Causes: The anxiety doesn’t necessarily indicate any major psychological disorder. There are various simple causes:

  • Normal anxiety. If the anxiety is occurring in relation to a real, rational concern, such as a problem, risk, or threat, some level ...
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Causes of Anxiety

Evidence suggests that many anxiety disorders may be caused by a combination of genetics, biology, and environmental factors. Adverse childhood experiences may also contribute to risk for developing anxiety disorders. ...Source: SAMHSA (DHHS)2 ...

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Diagnosis of Anxiety

Evaluation for an anxiety disorder often begins with a visit to a primary care provider. Some physical health conditions, such as an overactive thyroid or low blood sugar, as well as taking certain medications, can imitate or worsen an anxiety disorder ...3

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Causes List for Anxiety

Possible causes of Anxiety (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Similar Symptoms

Is it anxiety? There are a lot of symptoms that make a person seem anxious. Consider whether any of these other symptoms might possibly be a more precise description of the symptom (or are co-occurring as a second symptom) ...

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Types of anxiety or anxious feelings include:

Types of anxious mental states include:

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Clinical Features of Anxiety

People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread. They have physical reactions to those objects, such as a rapid heartbeat and sweating. An anxiety disorder is diagnosed if a person:

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Treatments for Anxiety

Treatment for Anxiety Disorders: Anxiety disorders range from specific phobias, such as the fear of flying, to more generalized feelings of worry and tension. This group of disorders includes panic disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, and generalized anxiety disorder ...5

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  1. Source: CDC: mentalhealth/ basics/ mental-illness/ anxiety.htm
  2. Source: SAMHSA (DHHS): disorders/ mental
  3. Source: NIMH (NIH): health/ topics/ anxiety-disorders/ index.shtml
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: SAMHSA (DHHS): treatment/ mental-disorders

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