anxiety disorder

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anxiety disorder (plural anxiety disorders)

  1. A disorder characterised by excessive anxiety.
    • 1998, Stephen Cherniske, M.S., Caffeine blues : wake up to the hidden dangers of America's #1 drug, Warner Books, →ISBN, OCLC 753559129, Ch. 4, page 108:
      Is the caffeine connection widely unrecognized? Surveys document that 70 percent of patients with panic disorder visited physicians ten or more times before they experienced relief of their symptoms.18 The fact is that few physicians conduct a careful evaluation of caffeine intake, even though the medical literature is conclusive on the benefits of caffeine reduction in virtually all anxiety disorders.