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I am 39 years old and my anxiety has become worse, why does this happen with age?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Many changes in life

Anxiety can stay the same, get better, or get worse, as time goes by.
Changes in a person's brain, in his hormones & other bodily functions, in the way he sees & reacts with his world, in his treatment & medications, and in his environment, can all affect his type & level of anxiety at any point in his life. Doctors always hope for less anxiety, regardless of whether a patient is 9, 19, or 39.

In brief: Many changes in life

Anxiety can stay the same, get better, or get worse, as time goes by.
Changes in a person's brain, in his hormones & other bodily functions, in the way he sees & reacts with his world, in his treatment & medications, and in his environment, can all affect his type & level of anxiety at any point in his life. Doctors always hope for less anxiety, regardless of whether a patient is 9, 19, or 39.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Bob Stewart
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anxiety & age:

Age alone does not increase anxiety as far i know.
If you don't learn ways of coping with anxiety, such as relaxation skills & changing negative thinking, the anxiety can generalize to more & more situations. The key is to learn anxiety management skills. If relaxation is difficult, find a biofeedback therapist at www.Aapb.Org or www.Bcia.Org.

In brief: Anxiety & age:

Age alone does not increase anxiety as far i know.
If you don't learn ways of coping with anxiety, such as relaxation skills & changing negative thinking, the anxiety can generalize to more & more situations. The key is to learn anxiety management skills. If relaxation is difficult, find a biofeedback therapist at www.Aapb.Org or www.Bcia.Org.
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