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Anxiety and Stress Disorders

What are the Symptoms of Anxiety?

01/23/2002

Question:

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Answer:

This may seem like a simple question, but it is really complex. There are several types of anxiety beginning with the normal worry that everyone experiences now and again. The anxiety disorders then include generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, obsessive/compulsive disorder, agoraphobia and other social anxieties and post-traumatic stress disorder. I will refer you to the following web sites, which do an excellent job of defining and clarifying all these types of anxiety:

The Anxiety Network

 

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Response by:

Nancy   Elder, MD Nancy Elder, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati