Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

Is anxiety genetic or caused by trauma?

Some people say generalized anxiety disorder is genetic and some people say it’s caused by trauma

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    It's usually both and it usually depends.

    You could have the genes for anxiety at birth and become an anxious child even though your upbringing was good.

    And you could have the genes for anxiety, but those genes are somehow inactive as a child, but could become activated when experiencing abuse or stress later in life. (google diathesis stress model and epigenetics)

    Most mental disorders are hereditary.

    If you don't have anxiety genes, then you're lucky.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

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