racked with insecurity/insecurities

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racked with insecurity/insecurities

Suffering from, preoccupied by, or paralyzed with an intense and overwhelming feeling of insecurity (about something). I look back on my high school and college years with such regret. I wasted so much of my life back then being racked with insecurities when I should have been enjoying every minute of my youth. He's been racked with insecurity ever since his wife left him.
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'I want to appreciate the effort of the Nigerian army for the support to solve the issues of insecurity in Zamfara because without the support of the army we could not have reached where we are today.
They appealed to the senator to tell Uhuru to focus more energy on fighting insecurity in Baringo.
"Health care clinicians caring for persons who experience migraine should consider screening for food insecurity as a potential contributor to migraine exacerbations and provide referrals to programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program) when appropriate," the authors write.
He said deficiencies of vitamins and minerals to wheat flour, edible oils would badly affect immunity and cognitive development and productivity, so there was high time to make a viable plan for overcoming the issues.The five year long programme provided for a number of measures to tackle food insecurity or malnutrition, he added.
40 to50% of the periodic seasonalfood insecurity reported is from regions like Balochistan, Sindh, South Punjab, parts of Khyber-Pakhutunkhwa and Fata.
'Had to call the show off last night due to insecurity and Poor Organization.
If it has caused such insecurity issues in the past, the short-term pain Amber undergoes will hopefully be outweighed by the lifetime of feeling better about herself.
It is equally disconcerting to note that, had the WFP not faced budget cuts, the existing food insecurity would have been dismissed as a regular consequence of colonial plunder under the guise of "Israel's security".
"The detailed examination of the region's developments during recent decades and to this day shows the presence of the foreign element under various pretexts in this important and sensitive area bore no fruit except creating tension and insecurity and escalating disputes," Iran's Foreign Minister Bahram Qassemi said according to the nation's state media, IRNA.
The major causes of food insecurity in arid and semiarid areas of Sindh are; consecutive droughts, shortage of water, mismanagement of local natural resources, population growth, dependency on rain fed agriculture and less importance given to livestock management on scientific basis.
On one hand, employees generally wish to maintain their jobs and job insecurity might motivate them to behave better (Stander & Rothmann, 2010; Sverke et al., 2002).
Later, it was found that the problem of food insecurity was not caused by shortage of food supply, but by lack (low and/or deficient) access to food as a result of poverty.
A workshop looking at the topic of food insecurity in Renfrewshire will be held today.
In 2014, food insecurity affected approximately 49 million Americans in 17.4 million U.S.