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Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It can help you cope with a hard situation. For example, anxiety helps one deal with a deadline at the office or can push you to study for a test. But when anxiety becomes an extreme, irrational dread of everyday situations, it can be disabling. Anxiety disorders include:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Panic disorder
- Social phobia (or social anxiety disorder)
- Specific phobias
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