Causes of Anxiety

In people with anxiety disorders, the brain circuitry that controls the fear response goes awry. At the heart of the circuit is the amygdala, a structure that flags incoming signals as worrisome and communicates with other parts of the brain to put the body on alert.

Early life events, especially traumatic ones, can impact the circuitry so that it is oversensitive and sends out alarms too frequently. We have to perceive threats in order to survive, but those with anxiety see threats where there aren’t any, perhaps because emotional memories color their perceptions.

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  1. All about Anxiety
  2. Symptoms of Anxiety
  3. Causes of Anxiety
  4. Treatment for Anxiety
  5. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  6. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  7. Panic Disorder
  8. Age of Anxiety
  9. Dependent Personality Disorder
  10. Avoidant Personality Disorder
  11. Online Psychotherapy

Find out about Treatment of Anxiety. The most effective treatments for anxiety are behavioral. Such treatments often involve gradually exposing patients to the situations they fear. Find out more…