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.
There are other conditions that lead to anxiety attacks such as Parkinson’s disease, certain adrenal issues along with certain cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and endocrine issues. Cancer has been know to cause an anxiety attack.
Medications have been known to cause anxiety attacks, particularly brochiodilators, steroids, antidepressants, and antihypertensives. Substance use can also cause 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?
Anxiety has different forms and symptoms that cause anxiety attacks. If you have a high level of anxiety unlike most people, then you need to figure out what type of anxiety you have. Once you figure this out you can seek self help strategies and treatment options that will help.