Anxiety Disorders

J. L. Rodriguez, E. A. Meadows

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Abstract

Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive anxiety or fear that causes marked distress and/or impairment in functioning. The focus and form of the anxiety can vary tremendously, and thus there are a number of different anxiety disorders with which one can be diagnosed, depending on the specific focus of the anxiety and the specific symptoms experienced during the period. This entry reviews anxiety disorders in general, the specific anxiety disorders individually, and information on the etiology, assessment, and treatment of anxiety disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Human Behavior
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages169-176
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780123750006
ISBN (Print)9780080961804
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • Acute stress disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Exposure
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobia
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Social phobia
  • Specific phobia
  • Therapy

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