7 Causes of Anxiety

7 Causes of Anxiety (everydayhealth.com)

What’s making you so anxious? You may be surprised — from certain medications to problems with your thyroid, watch out for these anxiety triggers.

Everyone gets anxious, restless, and frazzled — but if you constantly feel worried, tense or on edge, you may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time.

Doctors make a diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder when patients have anxiety symptoms (such as intense and overwhelming worry and three out of six of the following: irritability, sleep disturbance, fatigue, muscle tension, difficulty concentrating, and restlessness) for more than six months. GAD and the other anxiety disorders are psychiatric diagnoses that by definition are not caused by the effects of a substance or medical condition.

Examples of anxiety disorders include:

  • Agoraphobia
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
  • Specific phobias
  • Substance induced anxiety disorder………

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