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Operational definition of anxiety

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wil Ausborn
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Fear response: Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behav... Read More
Dr. David Schleimer
A Verified Doctoranswered
39 years experience
Angst?: Free floating fear or angst, out of all proportion to the situation may be an indicator. Best referred to a psychiatrist or therapist.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety or worry is a psychological & physiological state characterized by somatic, cognitive, emotional & behavioral features. It signifies fear/conc... Read More

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Many sources: Anxiety can come from chemical imbalances, a side effect of medications, external stressors, too much change in too short a period of time, and other ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Stress and Anxiety: Stress can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, unease, and worry.
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Ahh!: To me, anxiety relief simply means that the distress from anxiety has ceased.
Dr. David Schleimer
A Verified Doctoranswered
39 years experience
Reducing anxiety: There are many therapeutic modalities to reduce anxiety, from behavior modification to meds. A specialist should be consulted to help you with this so... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
Agoraphobia: The term for anxiety in social situations is Agoraphobia.
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Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
9 mo: Normal social milestone a baby develops typically between 6-12mo when an unfamiliar adult is around and the baby cries.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Dental Anxiety: Anxiety is a multisystem response to a perceived threat or danger. It reflects a combination of biochemical changes in the body, the patient's persona... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Separation anxiety: This is described as when an infant or small child has difficulty separating from their parent. They might exhibit this by crying uncontrollably, tant... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
No anxiety when ....: Apart from primary caretaker. Most babies will develop some anxiety when separated from their caretaker, usually the mother, at 10-18 months but may ... Read More
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Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
SAD: Psychological problem involving severe anxiety at separation from persons strongly attached to, such as parents. Most common in children age 3 and yo... Read More
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Dr. Marek Walczyk
Psychiatry 41 years experience
No problem: Lexapro (escitalopram) has no known effect on mail fertility, however may reduce libido, sexual performance in some people.