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Is Anxiety Hereditary
Anxiety: Yes and no. Some families are predisposed to anxiety by virtue of either genetic association or, more likely, social learning theory, wherein behavior is learned by watching and observing. An anxious approach, reaction, or manner to situations may be "contagious.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Yes: Adhd is highly hereditable. The incidence of adhd is about 5% of population. Identical twins have a concordance of >80% (if one twin has adhd, it's >80% likely the other will). Full blood siblings have a rate of 35%, parent to child rate is 20%, if both parents are adhd, the child rate is closer to 50%. Faraone sv, biederman j, milberger s. An exploratory study of adhd among second-degree relative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Somewhat, mostly no: Some studies suggest that genetics may play a part in jealousy, but those same studies show that it's what happens to us, the way we're raised, the influential people in our lives, and environmental events that are most important in cultivating a jealous disposition. There are ways to reduce jealousy on one's own, and if it can't be done without assistance, therapy can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The gene has not yet been identified, so mode of transmission is also unknown. Fathers usually have a history of tourette's or undiagnosed chronic tics, anxiety with features of OCD & adhd. Mothers may have a history of anxiety/ocd & adhd without tics because of partial penetrance of the gene. Because it can come from either parent, researchers look at autosomes, not the sex chromosomes. ...Read more
Absolutely : Even pot can do this. Please seek treatment as soon as possible. See a psychiatrist asap. ...Read more
GAD: Or generalized anxiety disorder is a persistent pattern of anxiety/worry about a number of things for at least 6 months. It involves feeling restless or keyed up, easy fatiguability, trouble concentrating, irritability, muscle tension and/or sleep distturbance. These anxieties cause significant distress or impairment in functioning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definition Dependant: Most inborn errors of metabolism cause mental retardation because toxic substances build up in the body and brain. If we consider that most diseases are caused by genetics then most genetic disorders do not cause mental retardation. I am not a geneticist but i think the answer to this question depends on how we define genetic conditions. Hope this helps - here are some links: http://bit.Ly/rkklwh. ...Read more
Genetics: Bipolar disorder has been found to have some hereditary basis. This doesn't mean that there is a 100% chance that the offsoring of someone with bipolar d/o will enx up with it as well, but rather there is more likelihood as compared to the general population. I believe bipolar d/ o is now the 2nd highezt of mental d/o, being surpassed by adhd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal vs. illness: "anxious" or anxiety is a normal, necessary human emotion. Anxiety disorders are abnormal conditions in which additional problems develop as a result of persistent, unnecessary anxiety. Doctors don't treat anxiety, per se. They treat anxiety disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: About 50 percent of addiction is attributred to heredity. For some indivuduals this may be a higher percentage for others that develop addiction it may be lower. Usually heredity must cross with life circumstances, trauma, high stress, lack of coping skills, . Or even exposure to high amounts of a substance over time will change brain 'chemistry' and increase risk of addiction independent of genes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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