Anxiety disorders are a type of mental illness. Someone who has an anxiety disorder has severe anxiety that interferes with his or her life. Anxiety is an uncomfortable feeling of fear, uneasiness, or concern that something bad is about to happen.
Anxiety disorders include:
These disorders can be treated with medicines and/or counseling.
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerLisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
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