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Anxiety is seen to be a normal part of life in the 21st century; everyone experiences some anxiety at some point in their lives. The term anxiety can be used to describe periods of nervousness, stress, fear, and similar emotions during the normal lives of healthy people – or triggered by events in the news. It can also be used in relation to a number of chronic and occasionally debilitating anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and others. Use the resources on this page to learn more about anxiety.


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