Anxiety disorders are blanket terms covering several different forms of abnormal and pathological fear and anxiety which only came under the aegis of psychiatry at the very end of the 19th century. Current psychiatric diagnostic criteria recognize a wide variety of anxiety disorders. Recent surveys have found that as many as 18% of Americans may be affected by one or more of them.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common chronic disorder characterized by long-lasting anxiety that is not focused on any one object or situation. Those suffering from generalized anxiety experience non-specific persistent fear and worry and become overly concerned with everyday matters. Generalized anxiety disorder is the most common anxiety disorder to affect older adults

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A Miss USA Alyssa Campanella Revealed ’The Secret Battle Of A Beauty Queen’

By IBTimes AU

Alyssa Campanella was named the first runner-up in the 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant while representing New Jersey and represented California in the 2011 Miss USA pageant. In Sept. 2011, she represented the United States in the Miss Universe 2011 pagean... (Nov 26)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, NEW JERSEY

5 Movies to Inspire People with Mental Disorder

By IBTimes AU

October 10 is celebrated as the World Mental Health Day. Here are 5 inspirational movies for the occasion. (Oct 10)

Afraid of Flying, Hypnotised Schoolboy Finally Home in UK

By IBTimes AU

They want him back home, and the family of Joe Thompson, a 12-year old British schoolboy who has a strong fear of flying, would do anything to pluck him out of Abu Dhabi. The final straw was applying hypnotherapy. (Oct 08)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, QANTAS

Gang Members Suffer ‘Unprecedented Levels’ of Psychiatric Illness

By IBTimes UK

A quarter of young men in gangs suffer from psychosis, study finds. (Jul 12)

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Liverpool Consider Challenging City For Sevilla Star - Report

By IBTimes UK

Spanish reports suggest Liverpool are interested in signing Sevilla winger Jesus Navas. (May 31)

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5 Worst School Massacres Based on Lives Lost, Connecticut Massacre 4th on the List (VIDEOS)

By IBTimes AU

While parents, the academic community and people in general continued to be shocked by the Connecticut school massacre over the weekend, which resulted in the death of more than 20 schoolchildren, it was not the worst in history. (Dec 17, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, ISRAEL, RUSSIA, MICHIGAN

Olivia Munn Has Anxiety Disorder Trichotillomania: 'I Rip Out My Eyelashes'

By IBTimes

Actress Olivia Munn has went public announced that she has a rare anxiety disorder called trichotillomania during an interview with The New York Daily News. "It doesn't hurt, but it's really annoying. (Jul 31, 2012)

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Poverty, Not Mental Illness, Is Source Of Many Poor Mothers' Anxiety: Study

By IBTimes

A team of Rutgers University researchers thinks some poor women might be getting misdiagnosed as mentally ill when their anxiety stems from the stress of poverty. (Jul 21, 2012)

Freud’s theory of unconscious conflict linked to anxiety symptoms in new U-M brain research

By Health Canal

Link between unconscious conflicts and conscious anxiety disorder symptoms shown, lending empirical support to psychoanalysis. (Jun 19, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: MICHIGAN

Aubrey Huff Anxiety Attack: What Causes Performance Anxiety In Athletes?

By IBTimes

Speculation turned into confirmation Wednesday when Aubrey Huff's disappearance from the San Francisco Giant starting lineup was explained. A serious performance anxiety attack has placed the Giants first baseman on the 15-day disabled list. (Apr 28, 2012)

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