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Sources of anxiety

We have all had a moment of anxiety in our lives, yet living with it on a regular, even daily basis is a different story. In this podcast series, I’ll discuss different types of anxiety, analyze the origin of anxiety in different life stages, and concepts to apply to reduce peaks in anxiety. 

What types of anxiety are there?

The International Classification of Disease (ICD) and the American DSM-V have a classification of disorders:

  • Generalized anxiety (GAD)

  • Panic disorder 

  • Specific phobia

  • Social anxiety disorder 

  • Separation anxiety disorder 

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

What are potential sources and causes o one might ask?

  • Exposure to trauma

  • Adverse childhood experiences 

  • Passing on experiences of worry from one generation to the next (intergenerational transmission)

  • Genetic predisposition 





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