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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South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius confers with his legal team during his trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, July 3, 2014
Oscar Pistorius Could Commit Suicide Over Depression --- Psych Report

By IBTimes AU

Oscar Pistorius is on trial for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year and while the trial is ongoing, a psych report has revealed that the Olympic runner is depressed and if not given proper clinical treatment could commit suicide. (Jul 04)

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Oscar Pictorius Not Mentally Ill When He Shot His Girlfriend: Psychiatric Report

By IBTimes AU

A psychiatric report found that Oscar Pistorius, South African track star, when he shot his girlfriend, was not suffering from any mental condition that might have impaired his ability to judge between right and wrong. (Jul 01)

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Viral Video: Nervous Talent Anna Clendening Delivers Stunning Rendition of 'Hallelujah' on 'America's Got Talent' [Watch YouTube Clip]

By IBTimes AU

Nervous talent Anna Clendening wowed the judges and received a standing ovation from the audience on "America's Got Talent" with her stunning rendition of "Hallelujah." Her video becomes a YouTube sensation after it already a... (Jun 16)

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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)

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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)

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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, 2013)

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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, 2013)

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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)

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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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