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Axis I Mental Disorders:  Anxiety Disorders

Axis I Mental Disorders: Anxiety Disorders

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will define, examine, and differentiate the following anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder with agoraphobia, and panic disorder without agoraphobia.

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  • Anxiety Disorder

    A disorder in which people feel worry or unease in a pervasive or particularly strong or unnecessary way, which impairs their life in some way.

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    An anxiety disorder where a person has a feeling anxious or tense without any specific cause for at least 6 months.

  • Agoraphobia

    Anxiety or fear of being in open spaces or unfamiliar ones where escape is difficult.

  • Panic Disorder

    An anxiety disorder when a person has a constant feeling of anxiety with frequent periods of intense, unexpected panic; can occur with or without agoraphobia.