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Anxiety Disorders
Medscape Medical Reference
Author: William R Yates, MD, MS; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2014

The attached :acrobat: Medscape Reference article outlines in detail the factors that constitute Anxiety Disorder.

Because the article is lengthy (10 pages) it is attached to this post to be downloaded for viewing / saving / printing.

The following is the introduction to the article:

Anxiety disorders are common psychiatric disorders. Many patients with anxiety disorders experience physical symptoms related to anxiety and subsequently visit their primary care providers. Despite the high prevalence rates of these anxiety disorders, they often are underrecognized and undertreated clinical problems

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5)[1] restructured the anxiety disorders into 3 groups:

Anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Specific phobia
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Selective mutism
  • Substance/medication induced anxiety disorder
  • Anxiety disorder due to another medical condition
  • Obsessive-compulsive and other related disorders

Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Hoarding disorder
  • Trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder)
  • Excoriation (skin-picking disorder)
  • Substance/medication induced obsessive compulsive and related disorders

Trauma- and stressor-related disorders
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Reactive attachment disorder
  • Disinhibited social engagement disorder


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