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Why do anxiety disorders develop?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Combination

Anxiety probably occurs for a combination of reasons.
One factor is genetic - a family history of increased anxiety will increase one's risk. However, we are also affected by life experiences and traumatic events. In addition, health related problems can be connected to anxiety.

In brief: Combination

Anxiety probably occurs for a combination of reasons.
One factor is genetic - a family history of increased anxiety will increase one's risk. However, we are also affected by life experiences and traumatic events. In addition, health related problems can be connected to anxiety.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hx psych trauma

No single etiology exists, but an increase in minor life stressors, [11] [12] presence of physical or emotional trauma, [13] and genetic factors seem to contribute.
A systematic review found that bullying or peer victimization among youths was associated with an increased incidence. [14] a review of case control studies found increased rates in those experiencing civilian trauma in 4 of 5 studies, .

In brief: Hx psych trauma

No single etiology exists, but an increase in minor life stressors, [11] [12] presence of physical or emotional trauma, [13] and genetic factors seem to contribute.
A systematic review found that bullying or peer victimization among youths was associated with an increased incidence. [14] a review of case control studies found increased rates in those experiencing civilian trauma in 4 of 5 studies, .
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Theresa Anderson-varney
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Combination

Genetics is a contributor to the development of anxiety disorders as well as life experiences and how a person copes with those experiences.

In brief: Combination

Genetics is a contributor to the development of anxiety disorders as well as life experiences and how a person copes with those experiences.
Dr. Theresa Anderson-varney
Dr. Theresa Anderson-varney
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anxiety

Biological (genetics), psychological (self concept), & social (stress).

In brief: Anxiety

Biological (genetics), psychological (self concept), & social (stress).
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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