15 doctors weighed in:
If my mom has anxiety disorder, am I more likely to get it too?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
12 doctors agree
In brief: Perhaps, in two ways
Genetics plays a role in depression with more than expected frequency in specific families.
It could be a genetic predisposition but there is the distinct possibility that some of the anxiety found is a learned response from being around a family member who deals with stress by being anxious. It would be hard to tell the difference since there are no clear studies that have tried to separate them.

In brief: Perhaps, in two ways
Genetics plays a role in depression with more than expected frequency in specific families.
It could be a genetic predisposition but there is the distinct possibility that some of the anxiety found is a learned response from being around a family member who deals with stress by being anxious. It would be hard to tell the difference since there are no clear studies that have tried to separate them.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: Mindfulness
There are many books on mindfulness and dealing with stress and anxiety.

In brief: Mindfulness
There are many books on mindfulness and dealing with stress and anxiety.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: You're in control
While panic attacks may be physiological, chronic anxiety is often about dysfunctional learned patterns of thinking.
Especially with some guidance, you can learn to reprogram these, even if you grew up in a home full of worriers, insecurity and drama.

In brief: You're in control
While panic attacks may be physiological, chronic anxiety is often about dysfunctional learned patterns of thinking.
Especially with some guidance, you can learn to reprogram these, even if you grew up in a home full of worriers, insecurity and drama.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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