Mixed Anxiety-Depressive Disorder

Mixed anxiety-depressive disorder (MADD) is found among those who suffer from depression and anxiety symptoms at the same time. In this way, the...

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Selective Mutism

Selective mutism (SM) or elective mutism (EM) is an anxiety disorder characterized by a child’s persistent inability to speak in select social...

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is seen among people who have repeated and unwanted thoughts, feelings, ideas, or behaviors that cause...

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

People who suffer from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) experience patterns of constant worry over all kinds of activities, events, and...

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Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety (also known as social phobia) is an anxiety disorder associated with excessive fear of social situations. People who suffer from...

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Panic Disorder with or without Agoraphobia

Panic disorder is characterized by sudden feelings of terror for no apparent reason—also known as a panic attack. This anxiety disorder can happen...

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Specific Phobias

Specific phobias are anxiety disorders characterized by a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little to no actual danger. People with...

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Health Anxiety

Health anxiety (also called hypochondria) can cripple both children and adults. Symptoms include the following: Feelings of being seriously ill...

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Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania

Both trichotillomania and dermatillomania describe body-focused repetitive behaviors that harm the self. Trichotillomania is characterized by...

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

People with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) are constantly preoccupied with an imagined or minor defect in their appearance. While some people are...

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Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety describes a person’s fear of physical separation from a caretaker, and the worry that accompanies the act or possibility of...

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School Refusal

School refusal happens when a child repeatedly avoids school or experiences severe distress related to school. What causes this behavior among...

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Tourette Syndrome and Tics

Description: Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations...

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Autism Spectrum Disorder with Anxiety

Children, teenagers, and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are commonly diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at some point in life. One...

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Hoarding

People diagnosed with hoarding disorder have difficulty discarding unneeded possessions. As a result, the resulting clutter is a source of...

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