[ ō′vər-ăngk′shəs, -ăng′shəs ]
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.
The Issue With Casually Using The Word “Binge”When we enjoy things, it is normal for us to indulge in them. There is even a handy little word we pull out just for these instances of indulging in something we love: “binge.” But, is using this word making light of serious disorders?
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