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What role might hormones play in anxiety?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anxiety & hormones: Hormonal imbalance, especially in women, especially near menopause where levels of Progesterone drop. Progesterone is similar to serotonin & has a calming effect. This can be compounded by elevated levels of oestrogen, or use of birth control pill.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What role do hormones play in anxiety?

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
A major role.: Anxiety involves numerous hormones that stimulate the autonomic nervous system, increase blood volume and blood pressure, stimulate the adrenal glands, affect metabolism of sugar, fat and protein, affect the immune system, etc. In other words, anxiety and stress affect virtually every part of your physiology through hormones and the nervous system.

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