Anxiety – Causes And Symptoms

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Anxiety and panic disorders are quite colloquial. It basically involves complex and interlinked combinations of fear, worry, and apprehension regarding any issue.

What is Anxiety?

There are many different types, and some of them are a normal part of the human experience; for example, feeling anxious in anticipation of stressful events (taking an exam, or speaking before a crowd) is essentially a normal emotional response. Anxiety disorders, in contrast, are maladaptive emotional, behavioral and cognitive responses to real and imagined stressors.


The effect varies from person to person, but everyone is vulnerable to this disorder. It is also considered one of the physiological states of the human mind, including different components like emotional, somatic, cognitive, and behavioral elements. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 19 million adult Americans aged between 18 to 54 have anxiety disorders.

Anxiety disorders – Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms associated with anxiety disorders are as follows:

Causes of Anxiety

In this competitive world, it has become a part of our life. Most of us suffer from anxiety disorders of some type and severity these days. It can be caused by:

  • Stress and trauma
  • School or work problems
  • Problems in personal relationships
  • Money concerns

Persons with traumatic histories, including neglect and abuse may also be predisposed to developing anxiety. There is also speculation about the role of genetics in certain kinds of anxiety disorders.

According to the Research Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town, anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders, causing extensive suffering and interference with work and social functioning. Protection Status
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Vanya Sharma handles the medical expert collaboration for Organic Facts. She is also responsible for the website’s monthly newsletter and website content and contributes to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube regularly. A writer at heart, she joined the website while she was still pursuing her English Literature degree from IGNOU, Delhi, India. Vanya has completed the “Introduction to Food and Health” certificate program from Stanford University, US. She aims to bring unbiased and helpful information to all those seeking to make their health and lifestyle a priority.

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