Causes Of Anxiety

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Anxiety is a serious problem and can lead to very serious implications if not taken care of at the right time. The best way to cure any problem is by knowing the root cause of it.

Hence, it is essential for all of us to have sufficient knowledge about anxiety and the reasons behind it.

Anxiety is a problem which can be triggered by various reasons or causes. The different types of anxieties that can perturb you are caused by reasons or factors which vary from each other to a great extent. So, let us have a brief idea about the different forms of anxieties and their causes.

The most common type of anxiety is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Apart from that, there are Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and specific phobias.

Among the various reasons behind an anxiety disorder, genetics can be counted as one. Your genetics may be responsible for your anxious feeling. If anxiety had been a problem in your family history, then you can be a victim of it too. Thus, you can inherit anxiety. Other than that, your brain chemistry can also be responsible for your anxiousness. Chemical misbalance in your brain can lead to anxiety in you. Mostly, anxiety due to chemical misbalance in brain is found in women.

The most common reason of anxiety though is environmental factors. Environmental factors include different kind of factors such as stress, trauma, abuse, divorce, death of a loved one, or change of environment due to change of job or school.

Many of our past experiences are stored in our unconscious. So, if you had any fearful past experience, you can suffer from anxiety from it too. Other than that, anxiety can be a side effect of medication too.

Drug abuse or intoxication with illicit drug can also cause you anxiety. Often withdrawal from illicit drugs also causes the same effect. Some prescribed drugs may also give you anxiety on their withdrawal or discontinuation.

Finally, anxiety may just be a symptom of some other medical illness or complication. Hence, it is necessary to find the exact cause of your anxiety problem and treat it accordingly to get your normal and healthy life back.

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