Causes of anxiety

There are no specific causes of anxiety disorders. The following factors could influence the chance of developing anxiety:

  • Genetics – Some people are born more anxious than others
  • Life Experience – This could be bad experiences such as being bullied or losing a loved one. It could also include big life changes such as pregnancy, moving home, losing your job
  • Drugs – Caffeine and alcohol can make some people feel anxious. Illegal drugs can also have an effect
  • Circumstances – Sometimes you know what is causing your anxiety. When the problem goes, so does your anxiety

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