anxiety disorder


noun

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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Medical definitions for anxiety disorder

anxiety disorder

n.

Any of various psychiatric disorders in which anxiety is either the primary disturbance or is the result of confronting a feared situation or object.
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