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What causes my anxiety? Do other people feel like this?

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Last Updated: 08/13/2018 at 6:13am
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March 4th, 2015 10:19am
Anxiety is something which many other people do experience every day, and there are ways to cope with it. CBT is one way, and DBT another. There's also counseling, and also carrying worrying stones. Many things cause it, and sometimes the issue is rooted deeper than we may know without seeking professional help.
April 4th, 2015 3:18pm
It is difficult to determine what causes your anxiety without talking about the way you feel and about your thoughts. But I can definitely say that other people feel anxiety, and many of them find a way to manage it and live wholesome lives. If you feel that your anxiety is stopping you from living your life the way you want, it could be a great idea to look for professional help, or if you'd like, please feel free to connect with me or other listeners so you can talk about it.
April 12th, 2015 9:25pm
Excessive of worries, and you can't control it. It is when you worry about something that causes you everyday affect to your work, study, career, and it can be much worse. Yes other can feel like this it depends if they less worry and can control their stress level.
May 1st, 2015 8:20am
School. Parents. Internal Conflicts. The place I live. My body. My insecurities. My fears. My failures. I'm in a confused & lost state, but after coming on here, I realized that other people do feel like this. Maybe it's all just in my mind..
May 2nd, 2015 12:48pm
Anxiety is your body going into a 'fight or flight' mode. It's where your body naturally heightens your senses and released adrenaline through your body. This is a reaction to the fear of danger, however, sometimes...if not, most times, there actually is no danger. Lots of other people have anxiety, It's fine to feel that way, and it is beatable!
June 5th, 2015 9:42am
anxiety can be caused by a number of different things, and so many people feel the same way! for me crowds, loud noise, meeting strings, having to walk somewhere strange on my own, exams cause anxiety.For other people it could be heights,social situations,taking on the phone ect. anxiety comes in different ways and effects different people in different ways.
June 6th, 2015 5:39am
For me, anxiety comes when I feel like I am losing control and I am unsure of how to gain control again. But most commonly anxiety hits me when I don't really have a reason (if that makes sense) like I can be having such a great day and nothing is going wrong and suddenly I am overwhelmed with anxiety that something is bound to go wrong and for the remainder of the day the anxiety just lingers.
June 30th, 2015 10:00pm
Almost everyone feels a little anxious from time to time! Of course, some people experience more anxiety than others, and there are most certainly people out there that are suffering similarly to you. Consider exploring group chat with fellow anxiety sufferers, and find out for yourself! (:
August 10th, 2015 2:03pm
A lot of people suffer from Anxiety too. Its caused by your negative thinking. Try to have a realistic view on situations.
August 18th, 2015 10:55pm
Fear can cause you to feel anxiety. It is normal for people to feel this way and you are not the only one.
November 16th, 2015 6:57am
I become anxious when I stretch myself out too thin, and I'm fairly good at always putting too much on my plate.
November 23rd, 2015 9:28pm
Anxiety can be caused by many different things. Everyone that I have met has felt anxiety in one way or another.
December 7th, 2015 9:42pm
I can assure you other people feel the way you do. Your anxiety is caused by your brain being scared of failing or dissapointing others. It's not a weird thing, at all.
December 8th, 2015 10:24pm
Overthinking causes me to believe everything is wrong when everything is actually fine. I'm sure many people feel this way, overthinking is known to be a common killer.
December 28th, 2015 3:35am
There are multiple reasons why you are anxious. It is different to everyone, sometimes something is triggering it and only you can find what it is.
December 28th, 2015 5:52pm
Good question, stress and depression are the main causes so try not to stress over things and don't try to do stressful things by learning to say no to people and this will decrease your stressing levels. Yes, you are not alone , other people feel the way that you are feeling.
March 28th, 2016 6:39pm
It's something that you can't control-like a fear of spiders or dark-and many people feel like this.
May 31st, 2016 7:41pm
So many other people feel anxious! What you have to remember, is that you are not alone. Any number of things may cause your anxiety, when you find what triggers it, try to expose yourself to it less.
May 31st, 2016 10:24pm
I don't know exactly what causes your specific anxiety but it could be a number of things. Try to write down when you feel this way and try to figure out what is causing. Anxiety is actually not that uncommon you'd be surprised to know how many people suffer from anxiety.
February 27th, 2018 11:13am
I don't know your story so I can't say what is causing your anxiety.There can be multiple reasons for anxiety like a family history of anxiety. recent or prolonged exposure to stressful situations, including personal or family illnesses,excessive use of caffeine or tobacco.And yes there are a lot of person suffering from anxiety disorder.
August 13th, 2018 6:13am
Everyone gets anxiety for different reasons, but i can assure you that your not alone in this issue, many people get anxious for a variety of reasons (including being in crowded places, being away form loved ones, or having to speak to strangers or people they dont know well)