Medical Definition of Anxiety disorder

Anxiety disorder: A chronic condition characterized by an excessive and persistent sense of apprehension, with physical symptoms such as sweating, palpitations, and feelings of stress. Treatments include the comfort offered by understanding the condition, avoiding or desensitizing exacerbating situations, and medications.

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Panic attacks are repeated attacks of fear that can last for several minutes. See Answer

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