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What are the different types of anxiety disorders?

Anxiety disorders include:
- Panic disorder
- Agoraphobia
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Acute and post-traumatic stress disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
- Simple phobia
Anxiety disorders are among the most common of the mental health disorders. Many people from all cultures worldwide suffer from one of the six primary anxiety disorders. We now know that nearly half of adults diagnosed with an anxiety disorder had symptoms of some type of psychiatric illness by age fifteen, making early diagnosis and prevention extremely critical. Anxiety disorders include:
  • generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • panic disorder
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • social phobia (social anxiety disorder) and specific phobias

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