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date: 29 May 2017

anxiety

Source:
A Dictionary of Psychology
Author(s):

Andrew M. Colman

anxiety n. 

A state of uneasiness, accompanied by dysphoria and somatic signs and symptoms of tension, focused on apprehension of possible failure, misfortune, or danger. See also anxiety disorders, anxiolytic, automatic anxiety, neurotic anxiety, performance anxiety, primal anxiety, primary anxiety, realistic anxiety, separation anxiety, signal anxiety, state anxiety, stranger anxiety, trait anxiety. [From Latin anxietas anxiety, from angere to press tightly]

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