Anxiety Disorders Causes & Risk Factors
- Q Can a traumatic event cause anxiety disorders?
Anxiety disorders are caused by a complex combination of biological, genetic, psychological, and environmental factors. Traumatic events are a key environmental factor known to trigger some anxiety disorders, specifically post-traumatic stress disorder... Full Answer
- Q What causes anxiety?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyDeep inside our brains is an almond-shaped structure called the amygdala, which acts as our fear and anxiety center. When we experience a potential worry, the amygdala sends warning messages to the cortex, the rational part of our brain, which... Full Answer
- Q Can shyness increase the risk of developing an anxiety disorder?
Dr. Tamar Chansky, PsychologyAnxiety disorders can be caused by a variety of factors -- and certain personality traits certainly can have a role. In this video, psychologist Dr. Tamar Chansky, who specializes in anxiety, discusses how being bashful can play a role in... Full Answer