What is an Anxiety Disorder?
Dr. Andrea Tocca
Dr. Andrea Tocca
Psychiatrist
The term anxiety is often used to explain symptoms that could be somatic or psychological which are stemming from a particularly emotional situation. The anxiety is a perfectly physiological reaction to stress and stressful situation but it could become a disorder when these "reactions" are becoming to difficult to control or are so pervasive that the person's life becomes affected like in the Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Often high anxiety levels are also associated to a medical condition (like diabetes) or other psychiatric disorders like Schizophrenia or most commonly Depression.

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