Free-Floating Anxiety

By Renée Grinnell

A generalized, debilitating apprehensive mood which, unlike a phobia, is not triggered by any specific object or occurrence.

Example: A man with many symptoms of anxiety calls his therapist repeatedly between visits for advice on his family, work, and medical situations.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 16 Oct 2008