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Anxiety Disorder

Includes intense, excessive and persistent worry about situations that do not appear anxiety-producing for most people. This fear and perseveration may remain at a static, uncomfortable range but can spiral and culminate in a “panic attack”, (exacerbated in part by shallow breathing and pounding heartbeat). Examples of anxiety disorders include social anxiety, phobias and separation anxiety disorder. (See School Refusal)

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml

 

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