Social Anxiety, PTSD, and Phobias

Social Anxiety, PTSD, and Phobias

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Social anxiety, PTSD, and phobias are all anxiety disorders. Millions of people around the world are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder during their lifetimes, and so many are looking for answers as to what has caused this medical condition. Which can be quite serious. The title here may be misleading, because there really is no one cause of these disorders. You may have an anxiety disorder for any number of reasons, or a combination of reasons.

Here are a few things to look at to try to pin point its cause.

Are Disorders Genetic?

Many people want to know if anxiety disorders are genetic and can they be passed on to future generations. Studies show that this may be the case. If a parent has an anxiety disorder, there is a chance that you may get this disorder as well. However, family factors may play a role in this as well. When you’re raised in a household with someone who has an anxiety disorder, you are essentially taught these behaviors as well. Phobias are especially common to be passed to other family members. Insure relationships with parents may also cause anxiety disorders later in life. This may be partially due to genetics, but also has something to do with your childhood environment as well.

Other environmental experiences outside of your childhood living conditions play into the development for many disorders as well. If you have a traumatizing event as a child, or even as an adult, that could stay with you. Thus causing post-traumatic stress disorder, or could affect your thinking, causing other types of anxiety disorders. Social pressures may play a role in this as well. READ  Contrarian Approach for PTSD

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Health Factors

An anxiety disorder may also be the result of health factors not related to genetics. Phobias and other anxiety disorders sometimes develop due to a chemical imbalance in the brain. This is especially true with the chemical serotonin, which also affects depression in some people. Evolution comes into play, because you automatically have a fight-or-flight system built into our brains. The foods we eat, exercise, and sleep we get every night all play roles into how our brain functions.

Lastly, anxiety disorders may develop due to stress.

Therefore when you are stressed, you may find that you slowly start to wear out. While our bodies are built to handle certain amounts of stress, over time, this simply breaks down. And we give in to anxiety, which can develop into an anxiety disorder. No matter what the reason, however, it is simply important that you ask for help dealing with your condition.

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