A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities

Examples of anxiety disorders include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Symptoms include stress that’s out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry, and restlessness.
Treatment includes counseling or medications, including antidepressants.

Age Onset: Children or following strokes or brain injuries.
Symptoms: Not based on perception difficulties such as blindness or deafness; affecting understanding or production of speech.
Progression: Performance significantly lower than expectations for that age of child or adult.
Causes: Developmental in children; stroke or brain damage in adults may cause “aphasia,” the inability to understand or express language.
Therapies: Mostly by speech and language therapists.

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