overanxious disorder

[ ō′vər-ăngkshəs, -ăngshəs ]


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.

Nearby words

  1. overaggressive,
  2. overall,
  3. overalls,
  4. overambitious,
  5. overanxious,
  6. overarch,
  7. overarching,
  8. overarm,
  9. overate,
  10. overattentive

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