Anxiety disorders asrecognised clinically include
(excessiveanxiety lacking any clear reason)•
(sudden attacks of overwhelming fear occur in association withmarked somatic symptoms, such as sweating,tachycardia, chest pains, trembling andchoking).•
(strong fears of specific objects orsituations, e.g. snakes, open spaces, flying,social interactions)•
(recall of paststressful experiences)•
obsessive compulsive disorder
(e.g. fear of contamination).