ANXIETY DISORDER DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CON

significant anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, panic attacks, obsessions, and compulsions) that interferes with daily functioning, and is deemed to be caused directly by the physiological effects of a general medical condition. Anxiety of this type is caused by a number of medical conditions, including endocrine disorders (e.g., hyperthyroidism), respiratory disorders (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and cardiovascular disorders (e.g., arrhythmia).

ANXIETY DISORDER DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CON: "A person may be diagnosed with anxiety due to a medical condition if his or her anxiety arises directly as a result of the physical problem - for example, in the case of hyperthyroidism. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANXIETY DISORDER DUE TO A GENERAL MEDICAL CON," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anxiety-disorder-due-to-a-general-medical-condition/ (accessed December 11, 2019).
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