Frequently Asked Questions
Anxiety is how your brain commonly responds to stress and warns you of any upcoming danger. It can be beneficial to your body as it keeps you alert and pays full attention to your surroundings. Most of the time, physiological and hormonal changes are what allow you to act so fast to protect yourself. Your body uses anxiety to get you ready to either fight, flee, or freeze in the event of danger.
Restlessness | Sweating | Trembling | Dizziness | Nervousness | Tension | Dry mouth | Nausea | Sleep difficulties | Shortness of breath | Feeling weak or tired
Generalized anxiety disorders (GAD)
Social anxiety disorders
Separation anxiety disorder
- Genetic reasons: Can be inherited from parents or blood relatives if there is a family history of anxiety disorders or other mental disorders.
- Traumatic events in the past could be one of the reasons to develop anxiety. Example: abuse, trauma, sudden loss of a loved one or a parent, etc.
- Medical causes:
Some medical conditions that may be related to your anxiety include:
- Heart diseases like arrhythmias
- Respiratory problems like asthma
- Alcohol withdrawal
- Rare tumors that produce adrenaline