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overanxious disorder in Medicine

overanxious disorder

(ō′vər-ăngkshəs, -ăngshəs)
n.
  1. A generalized and persistent anxiety in children or adults that is not the result of separation or recent stress and is characterized by self-consciousness and obsessive concern over past behavior, future events, personal health, and competence in athletics, social, or academic arenas.
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