Anxiety Disorder

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.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W014
Diagnosis: Anxiety Disorder
US Patients: Now 12%
World Patients: Less than US, Europe
Sex Ratio: M, 2F
Age Onset: A15-35
Brain Area: amygdala, insula, cignulate, parabrachial area
Symptoms: Worrying, fast heart rate
Progression: depresion, poor sleep,poor quality of life, suicide
Causes: child abuse, family, poverty,exposure to solvents
Medications: antidepressants, benzodiazepines, beta-blockers
Therapies: CBT, Counseling


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