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Why do I have anxiety?

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Last Updated: 11/03/2020 at 5:10pm
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April 2nd, 2015 3:43pm
by pressure from my family and society, because they teach me when you don't have all the thing to they want, you're nothing in a world to the people, and makes you feel incomplete with many needs, and you started to feel anxiety fot take this things,but i was learned to your goals, dreams and likes don't be same to your family, friends and society, so you have to do the thing you want because are the only you can to do
September 17th, 2014 5:03am
It is my personal belief that all our adult life fears, traits and afflictions have deep roots in our childhood. The way we were brought up has a major impact on how we think, feel, behave and rationalize for the rest of our lives. For me, personally, my anxiety comes from being brought up in a very unstable home environment. My self-esteem suffered a lot and I hardly had any friends. My parents fought perennially and my emotional growth was ignored completely. I attribute a lot of my personality to that aspect of my life.
October 18th, 2014 2:48am
Anxiety is created from the fear on rejection and its power feeds upon weakness. When you feed your anxiety, your anxiety feeds on you. To answer why you have anxiety would be extremely difficult not knowing the details surrounding it.
October 23rd, 2014 7:30pm
I believe you can have anxiety because you are just overwhelmed and overall just a little nervous about certain things that go on in your life.
October 27th, 2014 11:36pm
You can have anxiety for many reasons , maybe certain situations just make you feel uncomfortable or they could be coming from past events.
October 28th, 2014 5:18pm
it can be many things, stress, traumatic experiences, or a chemical unbalance in your brain, you dont need a reason
October 28th, 2014 6:24pm
Sometimes it's triggered by the environment in which we live in, our genetics, etc. Sometimes its just who we surround ourselves with and society can have an influence on how and what we actually worry about.
November 4th, 2014 3:13am
It's possible that you have too high of expectations for yourself and get anxious about pleasing other people before yourself. Maybe you're overly stressed about school or the people at school.
November 4th, 2014 8:53pm
I believe that there many different reasons why people have anxiety. Your reason for having anxiety may differ from the reason why someone else has anxiety. There isn't one set answer as to why one may suffer from anxiety.
November 6th, 2014 1:02am
Anxiety occurs when your brain assess a situation and decides that you are in physical or psychological danger; it produces adrenaline (the fight or slight hormone) which causes symptoms like increased heart rate, sweating, crying, shaking limbs, choking feeling/shortness of breath, dizziness etc. Anxiety can be useful, like if you're walking alone at night it can make you more aware of your surroundings and ready to respond to unexpected situations but unprovoked anxiety attacks can also occur when we encounter an unusual or confronting situation or something that makes us feel threatened or uncomfortable, even if that threat is only perceived and not necessarily real.
November 13th, 2014 9:32pm
it is a chemical imbalance. i know the first question you get after a diagnosis is why me? but it is down to the biology and I just hope you realize that it is no one's fault including yours
June 18th, 2015 7:02am
It's a natural part of being human to be nervous and anxious you just need to realize that you can do it and don't need to worry so much because life goes on and if you let your anxiety get the best of you then you won't get the most out of life
July 20th, 2015 1:23am
Everyone has anxiety for different reasons. Many times stress in life situations bring about anxiety. Usually by talking it through with someone you trust, you can see what in your life may be causing these feelings.
August 3rd, 2015 9:13am
I have anxiety because I am scared and nervous about many things. But I realized that these fears are only in my mind and I might have been exaggerating it too much.
September 28th, 2015 7:05pm
It's not really a question as to why you have anxiety because if you are talking about the disorder type of anxiety, it's something you were born with, unless it's PTSD typed anxiety, but that's another story. Anxiety disorders have been linked to genetics, although scientists are not sure yet if it is completely genetic. However, if you are talking about the emotion of anxiety, you could be looking at a few different reasons for having it. The best way to see why you are feeling the symptoms of anxiety is looking at your stressors in life. You might not even feel stressed out about something like an event coming up or a public speaking or something like that, however, it could be affecting your subconscious, causing anxiety. Other things include recent life changing or traumatic events, due dates and other sources of pressure, or humiliation/embarrassment might be your cause of anxiety.
December 28th, 2015 5:34pm
Stress is the main cause because doing a lot of work is just not good and it causes anxiety which is really bad for you
January 26th, 2016 10:50pm
Maybe youre not too confident on yourself. Try to tell yourself you can do it and smile. You can also talk to a professional helper about this.
March 28th, 2017 8:24am
Anxiety is a kind of alarm to make you safe in case of danger at its base but the problem is that in our actual lives, we are more in mental danger (stress) than anything else so we get more and more anxious. Sometimes the anxiety response is disproportionate especially if you are a sensitive person or if you are tired. Relaxation, meditation, therapy can then help.
June 27th, 2017 2:41am
Anxiety can be caused by many things. Typically anxiety can be caused by a high amount of stress in some or all aspects of life. A suggestion to finding a way to a calmer lifestyle is self care. Try writing down a list of HEALTHY things that help calm you down. Hobbies, places to go, things to watch, things to touch, things to hear are all examples of something that could be part of your self care plan. Remember to take time for you. You are important too!
September 4th, 2017 6:07pm
Anxiety can effect anyone at any time. Anxiety can stem from past experiences , difficult times can also be a cause or physical pain
November 13th, 2017 6:37am
The thoughts in your head are extra busy at making sure you don't forget. You're most likely worrying about something because you're afraid of what could happen. Anxiety comes in many different forms and if you can focus on where it comes from you can word towards controlling it better/easier.
December 19th, 2017 7:10pm
Anxiety can be caused by all sorts of factors; genetics, past traumatic events, etc. Some techniques to find the root of your anxiety are becoming aware of it, journaling, and therapy.
November 3rd, 2020 5:10pm
Anxiety usually builds up overtime. Understanding this, we can get a better understanding of how we got anxiety. Small stressful situations, repeated minor traumatic events, obsessing over outcomes etc and small minor acts like these, which may seem insignificant at first glance, but when continuously done leads to having an anxiety disorder. The most common is the GAD, the generalized anxiety disorder. It affects a lot of people. Usually these small events lead to it, but a severe incident like a heartbreak, a loss in the family or any other traumatic event triggers it. Anxiety happens from lifestyle choices. In the era of social media, it's easy to get anxiety. Anxiety won't go away because it's a part of our lives but it can be easy to live with if we follow make a few lifestyle changes, a change in mindset too. It can be easily controlled to quite an extent so that it has very low(perhaps even close to 0) effect on our lives.