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Are there habits that make anxiety disorders more likely?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: As with everything
Else, not taking care of yourself makes anxiety more likely.
Not sleeping well, not handling stress well, not exercising regularly and not having balance in your life will all make anxiety more likely. But some anxiety disorders also have a genetic component. Taking good care of yourself will even help your treatment.

In brief: As with everything
Else, not taking care of yourself makes anxiety more likely.
Not sleeping well, not handling stress well, not exercising regularly and not having balance in your life will all make anxiety more likely. But some anxiety disorders also have a genetic component. Taking good care of yourself will even help your treatment.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sure
Many things can contribute: poor sleep, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, using stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, or substances (either stimulating or sedating).
Problematic work environments & stressful relationships can also contribute.

In brief: Sure
Many things can contribute: poor sleep, poor nutrition, lack of exercise, using stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, or substances (either stimulating or sedating).
Problematic work environments & stressful relationships can also contribute.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Dr. Horacio Capote
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not Really
You might be thinking of various habits that tend to go along with worrying aobut things.
These habits are actually produced by anxiety, instead of being a cause of anxiety. However, there are healthy habits related ot rest, exercise, breathing, and meditation that can decrease the severity of anxiety.

In brief: Not Really
You might be thinking of various habits that tend to go along with worrying aobut things.
These habits are actually produced by anxiety, instead of being a cause of anxiety. However, there are healthy habits related ot rest, exercise, breathing, and meditation that can decrease the severity of anxiety.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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