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The ultimate guide to anxiety causes and its treatment

Updated on October 16, 2016

Anxiety is the feeling of panic or fear. The vast majority of people feel on edge, panicky or frightful when they encounter a difficult situation in life, for example, cash issues or exams but once the troublesome circumstance is over, they feel better and quieter.

Now and again the sentiments of fear or tension proceed after the troublesome circumstance and then you may feel a more grounded feeling of dread than other individuals and this is when uneasiness turns into an issue and can influence you doing each day things.

People with anxiety usually experience anxiety in three ways:

  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias

Anxiety Symptoms

They symptoms of anxiety depends in the type of anxiety disorder you have but general symptoms of anxiety are as follows.

  1. Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness
  2. Problems sleeping
  3. Cold or sweaty hands or feet
  4. Shortness of breath
  5. Heart palpitations
  6. Not being able to be still and calm
  7. Dry mouth
  8. Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  9. Nausea
  10. Muscle tension

Causes of Anxiety

There is no single cause of anxiety but rather an effect of various risk factors that develop anxiety. Few of them are listed below.

1. Health problems

While a few people may encounter a anxiety condition all alone, others may encounter various tension conditions, or other psychological wellness conditions. Discouragement and tension conditions frequently happen together. It's critical to check for and get help for every one of these conditions at the same time.

2. Stressful events

Anxiety conditions may create as a result of one or more unpleasant life occasions. Regular triggers include:

  • Work stress or employment change
  • Change in living plans
  • Pregnancy and conceiving an offspring
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Verbal, sexual, physical or psychological mistreatment or injury
  • Passing or loss of a friend or family member.

3. Personality factors

Research says that individuals with certain identity qualities will probably have anxiety. For instance, kids who are perfectionist, tentative, low self-esteem or need to control everything, now and again have anxiety issues.

4. Hereditary factors

A few people who encounter anxiety conditions may have a hereditary inclination towards uneasiness and these conditions can in some cases keep running in a family. However, having a parent or close relative experience nervousness or other emotional well-being condition doesn't mean you'll consequently have same. Various other reasons also play an important part, including identity elements, unfriendly educational encounters and current life conditions.

Treatment of Anxiety

1. Psychological treatment

Psychological treatment (otherwise called talking treatments) can help you change your pattern of thinking, so you are able to control your anxiety and depression.

There are a few sorts of viable psychological treatments available for uneasiness, and in addition diverse delivery alternatives. A few people want to work one on one with an expert, while others get more out of a gathering situation. A developing number of online projects, or e-treatments, are additionally accessible.

2. Medical treatment

Research demonstrates that psychological treatments are the best treatment alternative for individuals with anxiety. Be if anxiety effects are serious, some medicinal medications might be useful.

Research shows that when individuals have an anxiety condition, particular changes happen in their mind's chemicals – serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine. Antidepressant is intended to revise the irregularity of compound messages between nerve cells (neurones) in the cerebrum.


Proper treatment controls your anxiety, so that it does not control you. Also the type of treatment will depend on the type of anxiety disorder you have. There are also some smart drugs present in market which also reduces anxiety.


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