Causes Anxiety Disorders?
Anxiety Disorders affect about
19 million American adults. There are several types of anxiety disorders,
such as: Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety
Disorder (Social Phobia), Specific Phobias, and Generalized
Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety Disorders are considered Brain Disorders
and can result from genetics, behavioral factors, developmental
factors, and other factors. Anxiety Disorders are chronic and can
be debilitating. It is normal to experience anxiety, but an Anxiety
Disorder is a continual and constant anxiety.
Often Anxiety Disorders can be comorbid (coexisting) with other
disorders such as: Depressive
Disorders, Eating Disorders, Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Alcoholism, etc. It is important
if you think that you have an Anxiety Disorder to seek professional
treatment so they can make a complete diagnosis and make the most
suitable suggestions for your specific situation.
Scientists have found that parts of the brain (amygdale, hippocampus,
basal ganglia, and striatum) are involved in feelings of fear and
anxiety (anxiety disorders). It is said that perhaps with the birth
of new brain cells and with stimulating growth of new neurons in
the hippocampus there may be help with certain Anxiety Disorders.