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Anxiety or fear-related disorders


Anxiety and fear-related disorders are characterized by excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioural disturbances, with symptoms that are severe enough to result in significant distress or significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. A key differentiating feature among the Anxiety and fear-related disorders are disorder-specific foci of apprehension, that is, the stimulus or situation that triggers the fear or anxiety. The clinical presentation of Anxiety and fear-related disorders typically includes specific associated cognitions that can assist in differentiating among the disorders by clarifying the focus of apprehension.

Anxiety or fear-related disorders

  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Specific phobia
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Selective mutism
  • Substance-induced anxiety disorders
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Secondary anxiety syndrome

 

 

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