What Causes Anxiety

What causes anxiety? Focus on "negative self-talk", beacuse the anxiety is a response to outside forces, if we are with the habit of telling us things go to worst, that will cause our body mistakenly triggers then alarm system even there is no danger anymore.

Some report shows that over 12% Americans are suffering from anxiety disorders, As anxiety is one of the most mental illnesses,many of us who affected by anxiety ofen wonder like that "what causes anxiety" or "what causes anxiety attacks", although the specific causes of anxiety discorders are uncertan, the anxiety cause is not mysterious any longer.
Cause of Anxiety Disorders
 Anxiey disorders can be caused by some factors such as genetics,environmental experiences, medical issue,substance abus,brain chemistry, or combination of them.

What causes anxiety? Video

These Common external and Environmental factors cause anxiety:
  • Stress at work,
  • Stress from school
  • Stress in a personal relationship such as marriage
  • Financial stress
  • Stress from an emotional trauma such as the death of a loved one
  • Use of an illicit drug, such as cocaine
  • Lack of oxygen in circumstances as diverse as high altitude sickness, emphysema, or pulmonary embolism 
Some Medical factors Cause Anxiety
  • Stress from a serious medical illness
  • Side effect of medication
  • Symptom of a medical illness such as heart attack, heat stroke, hypoglycemia
Substance use and abuse Lead to Anxiety
  • Withdrawal from drugs: Withdrawal from drugs such as benzodiazepines, barbiturate drugs and alcohol can cause anxiety.
  • Recreational drugs: Caffeine, nicotine and some other drugs such as cocaine, marijuana and amphetamines also are known to cause anxiety.
Genetics and Brain chemistry Factors Cause Anxiety
  • Family history of anxiety:some people may have a genetic predisposition that gives them a greater chance of suffering from anxiety disorders
  • Abnormal levels of neurotransmitters: while neurotransmitters in brain are not working properly,that lead brain reacting in an inappropriate in some conditions.that also cause anxiety.


You are beautiful said...

What are the types of anxiety? Aslo what are medications I can take for it?
I'm trying to diagnose myself and then go see a doctor about it. Lol. I am 13, so I don't know of any medication I could take for it. I need something strong because it gets so bad I can't even walk in my yard or walk in front of my classmates. I know I have more than one type. I suffer from depression and I have a mild form of OCD.

PooPooLaTrash said...

The different types are social, generalized, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), OCD, phobias and panic disorders.

I would never attempt to diagnose you online. No real health care professional would (or should, anyway). Diagnosing the type of anxiety you have or mix of anxiety issues you have will come from an indepth history and physical examination. Treatment, including medication if any, will depend on the ultimate diagnosis, your age, your medical history and current medications, and the severity of the disorder.

luivalor2005 said...

What causes anxiety or pannic attacks, I mean not only stress, but some illnes or medical conditions?
I suffer reactive hypoglycemia, I lost about 20% of my hearing in my right ear and I was diagnosed with Chron's decease and later told that was a severe infection in the final portion of the small intestine called Ilium, I'm 31 years old I have no prior symptoms of anxiety and I was searching and found that this may cause or trigger the attacks, has anyone heard about seredyn to end the attacks.

lordreith said...

Like many other mental health conditions, social anxiety disorder likely arises from a complex interaction of environment and genes. Researchers continue to study possible causes, including:
 Genes. Researchers are seeking out specific genes that play a role in anxiety and fear. Social anxiety disorder seems to run in families. But it’s not clear whether that hereditary component is related to genetics or to anxious behavior you learn from other family members.
 Biochemistry. Researchers are exploring the idea that natural chemicals in your body may play a role in social anxiety disorder. For instance, an imbalance in the brain chemical serotonin (ser-oh-TOE-nin) could be a factor. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter, helps regulate mood and emotions, among other things. People with social anxiety disorder may be extra-sensitive to the effects of serotonin.
 Fear responses. Some research suggests that a structure in the brain called the amygdala (uh-MIG-duh-luh) may play a role in controlling the fear response. People who have an overactive amygdala may have a heightened fear response, causing increased anxiety in social situations.
Risk factors
Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common of all mental disorders. Up to 13 percent of people in Western countries experience social anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. Social anxiety disorder usually begins in the early to midteens, although it can sometimes begin earlier in childhood or in adulthood.
A number of factors can increase the risk of developing social anxiety disorder, including:
 Your sex. About twice as many women as men have social anxiety disorder.
 Family history. Some research indicates that you’re more likely to develop social anxiety disorder if your biological parents or siblings have the condition.
 Environment. Some experts theorize that social anxiety disorder is a learned behavior. That is, you may develop the condition after witnessing the anxious behavior of others. In addition, there may be an association between social anxiety disorder and parents who are more controlling or protective of their children.
 Negative experiences. Children who experience teasing, bullying, rejection, ridicule or humiliation may be more prone to social anxiety disorder. In addition, other negative events in life, such as family conflict or sexual abuse, may be associated with social anxiety disorder.
 Temperament. Children who are shy, timid, withdrawn or restrained when facing new situations or people may be at greater risk.
 New social or work demands. Meeting new people, giving a speech in public or making an important work presentation may trigger social anxiety disorder symptoms for the first time. These symptoms usually have their roots in adolescence, however.

karaokeman said...

What causes anxiety for young people during the teenage years other than the regret of no longer being a kid?

Broken Pearls said...

Im 16, and i know one big issue for me is having to grow up and start paying bills, and then eventually being in charge of a new life, which i fear so much. Another is missing out on youth. I sometimes wish i had of done a lot of things differently so that i would be in a different position right now.

Moving out for the first time, moving from high school to college/sixth form, exams, learning to drive, going to funerals for the first time, your first real taste of life really. But tbh, i can wait for my life to start when i get a job. For the past 13 years ive been stuck in a lul of nothingness, schooling - I mean yeh im greatful i had education, but now i just want to do my own thing. Im sick of taking 15 subjects i despise and do not need, i want a job that i do one main thing in that i enjoy. Bring on adulthood :)

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