Causes of Anxiety
There are a number of factors such as genetic, environmental stresses and brain chemistry which contribute to its appearance.
Genetic: Research seems to suggest that a family history of anxiety related disorders plays an important role in the development of this disease in successive generations.
Environmental Stresses: Certain stressful events, trauma such as abuse, passing away of a loved one, a painful divorce, or changing schools or jobs may lead to Generalized Anxiety disorder. Addiction to and withdrawal from substances such as caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and drugs can also lead to anxiety in a person’s life.
Brain Chemistry: Anxiety is related to abnormal levels of chemicals like neurotransmitters in the brain. These are special chemicals that help in passing information between various nerve cells. If they are not in balance, the information does not get through to the brain and it alters the way in which a brain reacts to situations.