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Anxiety disorder

any of various mental disorders characterized by extreme anxiety and including panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder
Contemporary Examples

A never nude is a person with an anxiety disorder that prevents them from ever being naked.
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How do parents typically react to a child showing the first signs of an anxiety disorder?
How to Help Your Anxious Kid Eliza Shapiro May 10, 2013

anxiety disorder n.
Any of various disorders in which anxiety is either the primary disturbance or is the result of confronting a feared situation or object; they include obsessive-compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder.


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