What are Anxiety Disorders?

A group of disorders which involve various manifestations of anxiety that are grouped together nosologically in the DSM. These include panic disorder (also referred as panic attack), specific phobia, formerly simple phobia; social phobia that was formerly called social anxiety disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); (also categorized as obsession, compulsion, obsessive-compulsive); posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD); acute stress disorder; generalized anxiety disorder (GAD); and anxiety disorders secondary to medical conditions or substance-induced.

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