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Why do people get anxiety disorders?

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Last Updated: 07/28/2020 at 8:04pm
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Anonymous
May 26th, 2015 9:05pm
Various things can cause people to get this unfortunately. I myself have it as a combination of having depression and an under active thyroid. Some people get it through terrible life experiences etc... As long as you know how to control it to the best that you can, everything won't be so bad. Just breath and try to think about things logically :) They really aren't as bad as they same in the end.
marvelousforest
June 22nd, 2015 8:43pm
Genetic reasons, also overwhelming experiences might trigger anxiety disorders, such as large amounts of stress or trauma.
Anonymous
June 30th, 2015 10:06pm
There are a variety of reasons, for the cause varies from person to person. It's thought that there's both a genetic and environmental component to anxiety, though one's environment seems to play the biggest role. Anxiety can also be triggered in response to intense trauma or hardship; I myself experienced a temporary state of anxiety in response to trauma, which resolved as I healed from the initial trauma. If you're interested in why you have anxiety, consider taking this question up with your physician.
ClaraJaneM
August 17th, 2015 8:42am
Some people think more than others. They have a scenario in their minds of the outcome of what is to happen in the future before the due date of said event is even close to arriving. It's quite frightening at the start, as then feeling is unknown and worrisome. Although, with the right people and the right help, it can be overcome. Here on 7 Cups, there are articles that can help people with anxiety through these moments.
peacefulCat41
November 17th, 2015 4:43pm
I think a better question to ask is this: what good can come of it? When one person struggles, another should come to his aid. It is an opportunity for people to be there for one another. Sometimes people just need a little help from each other.
Anonymous
January 25th, 2016 4:22pm
Multiple reasons. If many people in your family have an anxiety disorder you are then predisposed to develop one. If you do not properly manage stress that can lead to an anxiety disorder. It all depends on the person and the situation.
Blaine62
January 26th, 2016 8:39pm
They may be experiencing a stressful event in their lives they are unable to cope with. There may also be an organic cause or a combination of the two. .
seventyninedays
March 29th, 2016 11:51am
I, personally, found my anxiety when I was transferred from a school with 50 pupils to a college with over 5000 people! It was a big shock for me and I've never exactly has the best conversational skills.. But I imagine anything can spark anxiety, it just depends on you individually. Every answer and reason is a valid one,
moonliteyes
August 1st, 2016 1:11pm
It is the inacceptance of what is current, deep seated in unresolved past regrets or a lack of love and understanding towards oneself.
Anonymous
November 21st, 2017 8:01am
The bottom answer is, each reason why is specific to each person, and their experience in life. I'm not so certain that any two anxiety disorders are completely alike, like a snowflake argument. However, a standard model for inducing an individual, human or animal subject, to feel anxiety, or to progress into full blown personality disorder is, to isolate it. The greater the time isolated, the greater the degree of stress, anxiety and general fear the individual experiences. Most animals in captivity show disordered personalities from their wild counterparts. Once an individual fears being alone, their fears about how and why the function or frequency of isolation, and their inability to control or affect it, leads to more uncertainty and, perhaps, anxiety.
Averyisheretohelp
November 23rd, 2017 3:14pm
A combination of different things can contribute to an individual developing an anxiety disorder. Genetics can play a role, a very stressful or traumatic event (particularly one that lasts an extended period of time and/or results in someone getting physically harmed), etc. Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder that is diagnosed, and can be managed with medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, and counseling.
Clioness
June 26th, 2018 1:41pm
It begins with something small, an idea or insecurity, and you keep thinking about more and more until it grows into something big and out of control. It could happy to anyone really..
silverHeart49
July 28th, 2020 8:04pm
There are many reasons for people developing anxiety. There has always been a massive ongoing debate about nature vs nurture or biological vs social causes. But I would say do not get to hing up in the reasons but instead focus on how to deal with the anxiety and find coping skills. Anxiety doesn't have to be a bad and stigmatised thing right? I will leave you with my favourite quote, never forget this - its a bad day, week, month or year but it is not a bad life - things will get better! Have a great day for me! :)