Is there always a reason for anxiety?
Anxiety can be caused by a variety of things: stress, genetics, brain chemistry, traumatic events, or environmental factors.
But even with medication, people may still experience some anxiety or even panic attacks.
The best treatment combines medication with therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy.
What triggers anxiety?
But long-term or chronic stress can lead to long-term anxiety and worsening symptoms, as well as other health problems. Stress can also lead to behaviors like skipping meals, drinking alcohol, or not getting enough sleep. These factors can trigger or worsen anxiety, too.
Is overthinking a symptom of anxiety?
Anxiety and overthinking tend to be evil partners. One of the horrible hallmarks of any type of anxiety disorder is the tendency to overthink everything. The anxious brain is hypervigilant, always on the lookout for anything it perceives to be dangerous or worrisome. Because anxiety causes me to overthink everything.
How long do anxiety flare ups last?
It tends to build up and continue for some time. A panic attack starts suddenly, symptoms peak after 10 minutes and usually abate after 30 minutes or so, although the effects may last longer.