an anxiety disorder marked by a persistent state of anxiety that exists independently of any particular stressful situation. (485)
Syndrome characterized by excessive anxiety, restlessness, inability to concentrate, and worry occurring more days than not for period of at least six months.
A mental disorder whose primary characteristic is an all-pervasive, "free-floating" anxiety. A member of the diagnostic category "anxiety disorders," which also includes phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders. See also anxiety disorders.
Diffuse state of constant anxiety not associated with any specific object or event. go to glossary index
(GAD) pathological anxiety, which is excessive, chronic, and typically interferes with the ability to function in normal daily activities.
In this anxiety disorder, anxiety is so chronic, persistent, and pervasive that it seems free-floating. The individual is jittery and strained, distractible, and worried that something bad is about to happen. A pounding heart, fast pulse and breathing, sweating, flushing, muscle aches, a lump in the throat, and an upset gastrointestinal tract are some of the bodily indications of this extreme anxiety.
an excessive or unrealistic worry that is unrelated to another illness and can last six months or more
An anxiety disorder involving chronic and unnecessary worry about events in life like school, work, appearance, money, or the future. It is hard to stop this worry and often a teen with GAD has uncomfortable physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and â€œbutterflies in the stomach.
A chronic, non-specific anxiety lasting at least 6 months characterized by excessive worry over everything, including the excessive worrying itself.
An anxiety disorder characterized by excessive anxiety, restlessness, inability to concentrate, and worry occurring more days than not for at least six months
an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling of light-headedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months
the term used for an affected individual who experiences uncontrollable anxiety, worry or concern about their participation in daily activities and ordinary events. Associated with the disorder are signs and symptoms that may include restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, sleep disorders and perceived illness or body complaints.
A condition that causes extreme, ongoing apprehension and tension that are not related to any particular situation. Physical symptoms may include trembling, jitteriness, sweating, lightheadedness, and irritability.
GAD is characterized by excessive, unrealistic worry that lasts six months or more; in adults, the anxiety may focus on issues such as health, money, or career. In addition to chronic worry, GAD symptoms include trembling, muscular aches, insomnia, abdominal upsets, dizziness, and irritability.
extreme free-floating fear or worry when no threat is present. Must persist for at least six months and interfere with daily existence to be called a disorder.
See Anxiety Disorder. This is also known as anxiety neurosis, anxiety state, anxiety reaction, nervous breakdown, overanxious disorder or anxiousness.
An anxiety disorder in which a person typically has vague feelings that something bad is going to happen. Excessive or unrealistic worries often are so persistent that the individual cannot make them go away and has difficulty concentrating on daily tasks. Chronic and excessive worry about events that are unlikely to occur is a key characteristic of this disorder.
An anxiety disorder characterized by anxiety and symptoms including perspiration, nervousness, wooziness, etc.
A medical condition characterized by unrealistic or excessive worries about everyday issues.
(anxiety disorder.) Characterized by constant worry about anything and everything (money, health, safety of their children.) Possible symptoms include trembling, pain in arms & legs from muscle tension, chronic fatigue, stomach problems, dizziness, inability to concentrate, irritability, and jittery and nervous appearance. May have problems with eating and sleeping.
a mental disorder that causes its sufferers chronic and exaggerated worry and tension that seem to have no substantial cause. Persons with generalized anxiety disorder often worry excessively about health, money, family, or work, and continually anticipate disaster.
An anxiety disorder that causes strong, constant feelings of worry or anxiety, often without any real cause.
a mental disorder characterized by chronic, excessive worry and fear that seems to have no real cause. Children or adolescents with generalized anxiety disorder often worry a lot about things such as future events, past behaviors, social acceptance, family matters, their personal abilities, and/or school performance.
An anxiety disorder characterized by persistent tension and apprehension. May be accompanied by such physical symptoms as rapid heart rate, fatigue, disturbed sleep, and dizziness. See also anxiety disorders.