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Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension and fear characterized by physical symptoms. Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that affect approximately 19 million American adults.

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      • Types of factitious disorders
      • What are the symptoms of factitious disorders?
      • What causes factitious disorders?
      • How common are factitious disorders?
      • How are factitious disorders diagnosed?
      • How are factitious disorders treated?
      • What is the prognosis for people with factitious disorders?
      • Can factitious disorders be prevented?
    • Parenting a Child With ADHD ADHD is a behavioral condition with characteristics that include hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. Parenting a child...learn more »
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      • Childhood ADHD facts
      • What are the signs and symptoms of childhood ADHD?
      • What should parents do if they suspect their child has ADHD?
      • What are the causes of childhood ADHD?
      • What should parents of children with ADHD expect from their child?
      • What treatment options exist for a child with ADHD?
      • What are the risks of the use of stimulant medication and other treatments?
      • What are other therapeutic approaches for children with ADHD?
      • Is childhood ADHD on the rise?
      • What is the outlook for a child with ADHD?
      • What can parents of children with ADHD do to help themselves?
    • Club Drugs Ecstasy (MDMA), Rohypnol, ketamine and GHB are a few of the different types of drugs abused at bars, raves and parties. Rohypnol...learn more »
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      • How are club drugs abused?
      • How do club drugs affect the body?
      • Are club drugs addictive?
      • What other adverse effects do club drugs have on health?
      • What treatment options exist for those who abuse or are dependent upon club drugs?
      • How widespread is club drug abuse?
      • Where can people find more information about club drugs?
    • Holiday Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Though the holidays are a fun time for most, for others, they're a sad, lonely and anxiety-filled time. Get tips on how to avoid...learn more »
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      • Holiday depression, anxiety, and stress facts
      • What causes the holiday blues?
      • Is the environment and reduced daylight a factor in wintertime sadness?
      • What are symptoms and signs of holiday depression, anxiety, and stress?
      • How is holiday anxiety, stress, and depression diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for holiday depression, anxiety, and stress?
      • Can holiday anxiety, stress, and depression be prevented?
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      Hurricane Preparedness Article
      • Introduction to preparing for a hurricane
      • What is a hurricane?
      • How are hurricanes named and tracked?
      • Preparing Before the Hurricane
      • What is my family plan for a hurricane?
      • How do I create a hurricane supply kit?
      • Where can I go to be safe during a storm?
      • How do I secure my home during a hurricane?
      • What about my pets during a hurricane?
      • What to Do After a Hurricane (What hurricane aftermath health concerns?)
      • How can I make sure our water is safe?
      • How do I perform first aid for injuries?
      • How can I prevent injuries after a hurricane?
      • Prevent fatigue-related injuries
      • Wear protective gear
      • Beware of electrical hazards
      • Avoid carbon monoxide
      • Beware of structural instability
      • Avoid hazardous materials
      • Be prepared for fires
      • Prevent drowning
      • Reduce the risk of thermal stress
      • What can I do to cope with mental stress after a hurricane?
      • How do I deal with wild and domestic animals in a disaster?

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  • Anxiety Disorder
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  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder