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Anxiety disorder

Anxiety disorder is a blanket term covering several different forms of fear, phobia and nervous condition, that come on suddenly and prevent pursuing normal daily routines including:

  • general anxiety disorder
  • social phobia
  • specific phobias
  • agoraphobia
  • claustrophobia
  • panic disorder
  • separation anxiety disorder
  • post-traumatic stress disorder


Anxiety disorders are often debilitating chronic conditions, which can be present from an early age or begin suddenly after a triggering event. They are strongly affected by life stress, and prone to flare up at times of high stress.

Pharmaceutical companies have created a number of drugs to combat these disorders. Many of these disorders can also be treated with the aid of a good counselor and behavioural therapies such as cognitive therapy.

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