Most people that suffer from anxiety struggle to give an exact reason to what the root cause of it is. Apart from a person experiencing a specific trauma such as the passing of a loved one. Trying to understand what exactly happened to cause anxiety can be a futile exercise.
Here we’ll look at some of the most common causes of anxiety and how anxiety can affect us. In most cases, there isn’t just one reason behind it but a combination of a few so you might relate to several below.
6 Common Causes of Anxiety
- Loneliness comes in two forms, physical loneliness which is where you can feel alone even in a crowd of people or emotional, where you’ve experienced something that’s difficult to share with others
- Big life changes such as a new job, moving house, having a baby or sitting important exams can all contribute to a heightened level of anxiety
- Substance abuse isn’t one that we would automatically think of but drugs and alcohol “rewire” the brain’s neurochemistry. This disrupts normal communication between neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters control every physical and psychological experience
- Becoming exhausted from overworking causes stress reactions within the body. Most people these days would admit to suffering from stress brought on through work which can lead to feelings of anxiety linked to their job
- People with ongoing health issues are at an increased risk of suffering from anxiety
- Having a certain type of personality makes some people more disposed to anxiety than others. And like so many health conditions, anxiety appears to run in families. Genetics may play a role in who develops anxiety and who does not
If you think that you or someone else that you love is suffering from anxiety there are a number of self-help tips that you can put into place.
Check out my blog: Self Care Tips For Anxiety