Anxiety State

An anxiety state is an episode with symptoms such as nervousness, racing thoughts, racing heartbeat, and shakiness. This can happen either as an isolated incident due to stress or a frightening event, or as part of a mental health syndrome such as generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. In the case of repeated episodes a physician may treat these episodes with anxiolytic drugs.

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