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An anxiety disorder is a mental illness that produces fear, worry and a constant feeling of being overwhelmed, according to WebMD. Common anxiety disorders include social anxiety disorder, specific phobias and generalize... More »

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The exact causes of anxiety disorders are unknown. However, certain risk factors associated with these conditions include personality, family history, being female, stress and brain illness. People with anxiety disorders... More »

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Anxiety disorders are diagnosed based on a physical exam and an evaluation by a physician that involves asking questions about the symptoms a patient is experiencing, according to WebMD. A lab test or blood test can not ... More »

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Although symptoms of anxiety vary based on the type of anxiety disorder being experienced, anxiety usually manifests as feelings of fear, uneasiness or panic; problems falling asleep or staying asleep; sweaty hands and f... More »

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Common symptoms of mental illness vary depending on the disorder, but include feelings of sadness, difficulty concentrating, extreme worry, and substantial shifts in mood. Signs of mental illness may also include "withdr... More »

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Social anxiety is an intense fear of social interactions and situations that leads to avoidance of these activities or to a panic attack, according to WebMD. Social anxiety is a problem if it interferes with a person’s d... More »

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Symptoms of OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder, do not typically differ for men and women and primarily include feelings of anxiety, explains WebMD. People with OCD exhibit obsessive thoughts that include fear of dirt... More »

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