Although anxiety attacks do not always have a highly specified trigger or cause, there are certain things that tend to induce an anxious response in individuals prone to these attacks. So what are the causes of anxiety attacks?
A few organic causes may set off anxiety attacks and panic attacks. Some conditions that may lead to the development of anxiety attacks are: generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic or acute stress disorder.
Parkinson’s disease, certain adrenal issues along with certain cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and endocrine issues are some conditions that may contribute to the cause of an anxiety attack. Cancer can also cause an anxiety attack.
There are some medications such as bronchodilators, steroids, antidepressants and antihypertensive that may cause anxiety attacks. People who have a substance abuse problem may have episodes of extreme anxiety.
Although alcohol, cannabis, and a wide variety of other drugs are known to produce such a reaction, stimulants such as caffeine and cocaine are particularly notorious for their role in the development of anxiety disorders.
Some common symptoms of causes of anxiety attacks: * Are you always worried, tense, and on the edge? * Do you feel like you are in danger whenever you are in confined places? * Are you afraid of mingling with strangers, meeting new friends or even meeting relatives? * Do you feel that something bad or catastrophic will happen if certain things are not done according to plan? * Do you experience worry, fear and anxiousness that affect your relationship, work, healthy, and other responsibilities? * Do you feel irrational fear but couldn’t shake it? * Does your anxiety force you to avoid everyday situations and activities?
There are many different forms of anxiety and thus many different symptoms and causes of anxiety attacks. If you seem to have overly high anxiety in comparison to most other people, you should find out what type you have first. After that, you will be able to look into self help strategies and treatment options that can help.