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Do you think that some anxiety disorders impact individuals in a more intense manner? Which ones and why?

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While anxiety is a normal human response to tense, uncertain, and frightening situations, it doesn't last long and has minimal impact on a person's life. When it becomes excessive and prolonged, interfering with normal functioning, it is classified as a disorder. Anxiety disorders affect millions of children and adults each year in the United States. Unfortunately many individuals do not get help and their distress goes unreported.

Of all of the disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would have to be one of the most intense. This is because it deals with the ultimate stressor - threat of death or bodily injury. Further, this disorder can occur ...

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This solution clearly assesses post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and panic disorder and explains why they are so severe. Additionally, this solution includes one reference for further research on these anxiety disorders.

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