ANXIETY DISTURBANCE

a partially genetic condition characterized by a marked, persistent, and excessive amounts of worry that cause a significant degree of emotional distress, impairment in functioning (e.g., social, academic, occupational), or avoidance behaviors. See also anxiety disorders

ANXIETY DISTURBANCE: "An anxiety disturbance refers to the presence of distress and/or impairment due to excessive worry or anxiety."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ANXIETY DISTURBANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anxiety-disturbance/ (accessed July 22, 2017).
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