any of various mental disorders characterized by extreme anxiety and including panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder
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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.
- Anxiety hysteria
anxiety hysteria anxiety hysteria n. Hysteria characterized by manifest anxiety.
- Anxiety neurosis
a neurotic disorder characterized by pervasive anxiety. Historical Examples I shall tell you then that we distinguish three pure forms of true neuroses: neurasthenia, anxiety neurosis and hypochondria. A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud She was tense and nervous, tied in the emotional knots of an anxiety neurosis. The Cartels Jungle Irving E. Cox, […]
- Anxiety state
anxiety state anxiety state n. See anxiety neurosis. Historical Examples As the wider pattern unfolded, his anxiety state intensified. The Junkmakers Albert R. Teichner
- Anxiety reaction
anxiety reaction anxiety reaction n. A psychological state or experience involving the apprehension of danger, accompanied by a feeling of dread and such physical symptoms as restlessness and rapid heartbeat, occurring in the absence of any clearly identifiable fear stimulus.