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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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To find out if anxiety is causing symptoms, individuals can seek evaluation from a qualified health care professional, commonly a primary care doctor, psychologist or psychiatrist, explains Mayo Clinic. The diagnostic pr... More »

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Doctors diagnose bipolar disorder by evaluating patients' answers to questions regarding family history and the frequency, severity and duration of symptoms such as elevated moods, irritability, sleeplessness, and fast t... 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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