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Who can get anxiety?

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Last Updated: 12/31/2019 at 3:52am
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Top Rated Answers
HopieRemi
August 8th, 2016 5:13pm
Anyone can get anxiety. Anxiety is not something that discriminates. Any age group, gender group, race group ethnicity group can get anxiety. Everybody can get anxiety.
Anonymous
August 15th, 2016 11:57pm
Absolutely anybody can get anxiety about anything; if you feel like it's stopping you from living your life, you should contact a professional.
TigerLilly09
November 21st, 2016 12:34pm
Anyone can, whether it was something that was triggered by events in your life, or a diagnosed mental illness that happened to pop up with the stresses of school/work. But everyone who has anxiety has the capability to get better through medication or therapy, so Don't worry.
MaylanisEarsOnly
June 6th, 2017 11:21pm
Its possible for absolutely anyone no matter how healthy they are to get anxiety. It comes in different forms.
UnintentionallyMyself
June 27th, 2017 8:08am
Anyone can get anxiety. It does not matter your age or maturity. It's a natural thing that happens, but some people's get much worse.
FantasticSnowflake1
July 24th, 2017 8:39am
Honestly, it doesn't matter who you are. Anybody can get anxiety. Anxiety is something that every single person can get. I personally think that sometime in our lives, everyone experiences anxiety. It may not be with an anxiety attack but I believe we've all experienced it at least once.
Anj0806
April 9th, 2018 9:56am
Anybody can get anxiety, there's no such thing as only a particular "type" of person can get it. Although the chances of getting anxiety is more if you're under pressure, can't deal well with pressure, have a lot of stress and such things.
IluvBiscuits
June 18th, 2018 6:22pm
Pretty much everyone. Some are better at hiding their anxiety than others. There are a few people who don't get anxious, that's pretty rare
CalmTalk77
July 3rd, 2018 9:56pm
Everyone can get anxiety. I repeat, everyone can get anxiety. What matters is how it's handled. There's no shame in admitting you have it.
Anonymous
July 9th, 2018 5:29am
Anyone can get anxiety, anxiety isn’t picky about who it decides to visit. Teachers, parents, friends, literally anyone can get anxiety.
Anonymous
November 13th, 2018 6:31am
Anyone really, it can be genetic or something new to the family but in any case if you have it don't be afraid help is always available. In some cases you may need therapy but you could do better without and just by yourself. It is also important to know that depression might come with this anxiety and you may want to watch out and look into it. But Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. So it is important to know anyone can get anxiety and it could be you a friend or co-worker and sometimes it can just sneak up on you.
powerwisdomcourage127
January 1st, 2019 12:06am
Anyone can get anxiety. Everyone has different reasons for anxiety but anyone is able to get it. But there are ways to help with anxiety, like talking to someone else, really thinking about why you are anxious and how to help it, and one way that is scientifically proven to help is writing down everything that is bothering you and eip it up and throw it away, or throw it in a bonfire or something. That tells your mind that you already solved it and that you got rid of it and that it is not a problem anymore.
FlowerTheSun
October 28th, 2019 4:21am
Everyone experiences anxiety! It is a normal response for the body in order to protect itself from possible danger. Symptoms such as increased heart rate, sweating, heavier breathing, and shaky hands are all signs that the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight response) are working. Sometimes our minds can play tricks on us though and stimulate the flight or fight response when we are not in imminent danger. That's why it is so important to take a step back, breathe, and try to identify the triggers and what you need to overcome them. Because I promise you- you will overcome them. These feelings can't hurt you. You are the master of your own anxiety.
BlueJayRose
December 31st, 2019 3:52am
Anyone, honestly, can be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, despite who they are.