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What contributes to anxiety?

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Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Answer

Fear and anger.
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In brief: Answer

Fear and anger.
Find it and work on it.
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Emotional conflict

Anxiety results when a person feels two opposing feelings at the same time.
For example, wanting to give a speech (or approach an attractive stranger) and wanting to run away too. Or wanting to appear peaceful and unshakable while feeling rage underneath. Freud called anxiety a 'signal': it's evidence of an inner conflict that may not be immediately apparent.

In brief: Emotional conflict

Anxiety results when a person feels two opposing feelings at the same time.
For example, wanting to give a speech (or approach an attractive stranger) and wanting to run away too. Or wanting to appear peaceful and unshakable while feeling rage underneath. Freud called anxiety a 'signal': it's evidence of an inner conflict that may not be immediately apparent.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
I should also mention that many medical or medication issues can also contribute to anxiety. Stimulants (caffeine, diet pills, ADHD meds, cocaine, etc), diabetes, thyroid gland disease, and many other possibilities. It's the brain on "high alert", whether for psychological or medical reasons.
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