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What are the roots of anxiety disorder?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: No simple answer
The root of anxiety disorders is thought to be related to the "fight or flight" reaction gone awry.
Anxiety itself is a normal emotion which can help us get through life-either by allowing us to act quickly in an emergency or in a mild form by keeping us alert. It is thought that this reaction can occur at inappropiate times leading to an anxiety disorder.

In brief: No simple answer
The root of anxiety disorders is thought to be related to the "fight or flight" reaction gone awry.
Anxiety itself is a normal emotion which can help us get through life-either by allowing us to act quickly in an emergency or in a mild form by keeping us alert. It is thought that this reaction can occur at inappropiate times leading to an anxiety disorder.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many different ones
The roots of anxiety disorders are many and include exposure to trauma, a tendency to be anxious and shy, genetics and difficult upbringing even when no trauma occurred.
There are occasions in which low blood sugar or some foods you eat can cause or worsen anxiety (like caffeinated drinks) but these are unusual.

In brief: Many different ones
The roots of anxiety disorders are many and include exposure to trauma, a tendency to be anxious and shy, genetics and difficult upbringing even when no trauma occurred.
There are occasions in which low blood sugar or some foods you eat can cause or worsen anxiety (like caffeinated drinks) but these are unusual.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
In brief: Can be diet
Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia cause the release of adrenaline or epinephrine.
Changing the diet to eliminate this reaction can cause the anxiety to resolve.

In brief: Can be diet
Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia cause the release of adrenaline or epinephrine.
Changing the diet to eliminate this reaction can cause the anxiety to resolve.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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