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Anxiety

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of fear, dread, and uneasiness. It might cause you to sweat, feel restless and tense, and have a rapid heartbeat. It can be a normal reaction to stress. For example, you might feel anxious when faced with a difficult problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. It can help you to cope. The anxiety may give you a boost of energy or help you focus. But for people with anxiety disorders, the fear is not temporary and can be overwhelming.

What are anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders are conditions in which you have anxiety that does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, schoolwork, and relationships.

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  1. Anxiety (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... or help you focus. But for people with anxiety disorders, the fear is not temporary and can be overwhelming. What are anxiety disorders? Anxiety disorders are conditions in which you have ...
  2. Social anxiety disorder is a persistent and irrational fear of situations that may involve scrutiny or judgment by others, such ... People with social anxiety disorder fear and avoid situations in which they may be judged by others. It may begin in the teens and ...
  3. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a mental disorder in which a person is often worried or anxious about many things ... also be helpful in managing symptoms of an anxiety disorder. Your provider can discuss talk therapy options with ...
  4. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a mental condition in which you're frequently worried or anxious about many things. Your ... also be helpful in managing symptoms of an anxiety disorder. Your provider can discuss talk therapy options with ...
  5. Phobias (National Library of Medicine)  
    A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. It is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no real danger. There are many specific phobias. Acrophobia is ...
  6. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a mental disorder in which a child is often worried or anxious about many things ... role. Children with family members who have an anxiety disorder also may be more likely to have one. ...
  7. Anxiety Disorders (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    Anxiety/Start Here ... Anxiety ... Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health
  8. Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    Anxiety/Specifics ... Anxiety ... National Institute of Mental Health ... Information about generalized anxiety disorder including common signs and symptoms, treatment ...
  9. Social Anxiety Disorder: More than Just Shyness From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    Phobias/Specifics ... Phobias ... National Institute of Mental Health ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Information about social anxiety disorder, including ...
  10. What Are Anxiety Disorders? (American Psychiatric Association)  
    Anxiety/Start Here ... Anxiety ... American Psychiatric Association ... Anxiety disorders are the most common of mental disorders and affect more than 25 million Americans.
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