Anxiety

Science / Psychiatry / Anxiety: The apprehensive anticipation of future danger or misfortune accompanied by a feeling of dysphoria or somatic symptoms of tension. The focus of anticipated danger may be internal or external. Anxiety is often distinguished from fear in that fear is a more appropriate word to use when there exists threat or danger in the real world. Anxiety is reflective more of a threat that is not apparent or imminent in the real world, at least not to the experienced degree.

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Anxiety Noun Synonyms: solicitude, concern, uneasiness, disquiet, nervousness, worry, dread, angst, apprehension, foreboding
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Separation Anxiety Disorder

Science / Psychiatry / Separation Anxiety Disorder: A disorder with onset before the age of 18 consisting of inappropriate anxiety concerning separation from home or from persons to whom the child is attached. Among the symptoms that may be seen are un MORE

Signal Anxiety

Science / Psychiatry / Signal Anxiety: An ego mechanism that results in activation of defensive operations to protect the ego from being overwhelmed by an excess of excitement. The anxiety reaction that was originally experienced in a trau MORE

Free-Floating Anxiety

Science / Psychiatry / Free-Floating Anxiety: pervasive and unfocused anxiety. MORE

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