Anxiety disorders are a type of mental illness characterized by
severe anxiety that interferes with a person's life. Anxiety is an
uncomfortable feeling of fear, uneasiness, or concern that something bad is
about to happen.
Anxiety disorders include:
Generalized anxiety disorder, which involves
several months of ongoing physical symptoms that occur along with
Panic disorders, which involve repeated episodes of sudden
fear and feelings of danger or impending doom, along with physical
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, which involves frequent,
repeated thoughts leading to repeated or persistent behavior (such as excessive
Post-traumatic stress disorder, which involves
reliving a traumatic event (such as a war experience or rape) and feelings of
numbness and disinterest in daily activities.
These disorders can be treated with medicines and/or
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