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  3. May 04, 2018 · Agoraphobia (ag-uh-ruh-FOE-be-uh) is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and often avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed. Anxiety disorder due to a medical condition includes symptoms of intense anxiety or panic that are directly caused by a physical health problem.

  4. Sep 19, 2018 · Anxiety attacks can vary greatly, and symptoms may differ among individuals. That’s because the many symptoms of anxiety don’t happen to everyone, and they can change over time. Common symptoms of...

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    Symptoms: These symptoms must cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, academic, occupational, or other important areas of functioning to meet diagnosis. The symptoms cannot be better accounted for by another mental disorder or be caused by substances, medications, or medical illness. Persistent and excessive fear of a specifi...

    The feared object/situation is avoided or endured with intense anxiety or distress. The avoidance, anticipation of, or distress of the phobic object/situation must cause significant distress or interferes with the individual's daily life, occupational, academic, or social functioning to meet diagnosis. The symptoms cannot be better accounted for by...

    Duration: at least 6 months Duration: Symptoms present 6 months or longer Duration: Symptoms present 6 months or longer

    Duration: Typically lasts at least 6 months or longer Duration: During drug use or up to four weeks after cessation of use; some experience anxiety and panic symptoms for up to 6 months following use. Onset of symptoms must be clearly tied to substance use and not better explained by another mental disorder.

    Excessive fear related to being in (or anticipating) situations where escape might be difficult or help may not be available if panic attack (or panic-like symptoms) occur.

    1. using public transportation (e.g. cars, buses, planes) 2. being in open spaces (e.g. parking lots, bridges)

    The diagnosis of panic disorder is no longer required for a diagnosis of agoraphobia. The symptoms cannot be better accounted for by another mental disorder or be caused by substances, medications, or medical illness.

    The anxiety disorder may manifest like any of the above disorders (e.g. GAD), however the cause is due to the direct physiological effect of a medical condition.

    Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders are characterized by obsessive, intrusive thoughts (e.g. constantly worrying about staying clean, or about one's body size) that trigger related, compulsive behaviors (e.g. repeated hand-washing, or excessive exercise). These behaviors are performed to alleviate the anxiety associated with the obsessive th...

    Repeated and persistent thoughts (\\"obsessions\\") that typically cause distress and that an individual attempts to alleviate by repeatedly performing specific actions (\\"compulsions\\"). Examples of common obsessions include: fear that failing to do things in a particular way will result in harm to self or others, extreme anxiety about being dirty o...

    Other : The symptoms are not triggered by a) the physiological effects of a substance (i.e. drugs or alcohol) or b) another medical condition (e.g., excoriation or hoarding).

  5. Jun 01, 2018 · Lifestyle changes, such as skipping caffeine, exercising regularly, and avoiding medicines or substances that might cause anxiety symptoms. Mind-body approaches, such as deep breathing, meditation, mindfulness, and techniques to ease muscle tension and promote calm. Psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy.

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  6. Jan 11, 2020 · The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure .” Knowing the...

  7. Social anxiety disorder (previously called social phobia): People with social anxiety disorder have a general intense fear of, or anxiety toward, social or performance situations. They worry that actions or behaviors associated with their anxiety will be negatively evaluated by others, leading them to feel embarrassed.

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