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Anxiety Disorders
CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Family Medicine
Format: Book Chapter
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Place of Publication: New York, NY
Source ID: shanti-sources-38576
Abstract: Anxiety is a diffuse, unpleasant, and often vague subjective feeling of apprehension accompanied by objective symptoms of autonomic nervous system (ANS) arousal. The experience of anxiety is associated with a sense of danger or a lack of control over events. The psychological component varies from individual to individual and is strongly influenced by personality and coping mechanisms.