Anxiety NOS is rather a vague diagnosis. Don't doctors just use it when patients do not fit neatly into one of the seven anxiety disorders. I note in your excellent and extremely detailed Information thread that you state there are six types of anxiety:
SIX TYPES OF ANXIETY by Butterfly faerieThere's anxiety and then there's anxiety: In fact, psychiatrists recognize six different types: Social anxiety, phobias, post traumatic stress syndrome or PTSS, generalized anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and obsessive compulsive disorders or OCD.
I understood that there are seven types of anxiety disorder:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
I am not sure if I am allowed links to personal websites. This one does have a minor commercial aspect, but is primarily for informational purposes.http://treatanxiety.co/types-of-anxiety/
When I was working as a doctor Anxiety NOS was used on the computer as a diagnosis if patients did not fit easily into one of the seven types of anxiety disorder. This seemed a bit lazy to me, as I suspect 99% of patients fit into a more precise diagnosis, if assessed thoroughly. Please correct me if you think I am wrong.
Many thanks Ken