Anxiety disorder – common definition

The general definition of anxiety disorder is … simplified:

A person develops anxiety of various degrees, but there are no externally identifiable occasions for the anxiety.

Thus, a baseless anxiety, according to the ICD-10 definition:

“In these disorders, manifestations of anxiety are the main symptoms without being related to a specific environmental situation. Depressive and obsessive-compulsive symptoms, even some elements of phobic anxiety may be present, provided they are clearly secondary or less pronounced.”

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