Anxiety Disorders: Nature versus Nurture
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In this quote from an article i found, they ware trying to figure out whether social anxiety is due to the environment or birth. With all of my works, i am concluding that it is environment. Birth may be a part of it but it is not the whole reason why people have this disorder.
Anxiety is a part of human nature, a survival mechanism that has evolved to protect us, and the problems it can bring, in themselves, reflect what it means to be human:-
* worrying (planning ahead)
* physical symptoms (eg. increased heartrate/breathing to prepare us for action)
* even obsessive compulsive behaviour (the need for order and control)
All are deeply ingrained in human make-up to help us survive.
However, when we talk about nature versus nurture in regard to anxiety problems we are usually referring to the cause of the problem: is it due to nature (a faulty gene, brain structure, chemical imbalance or disease) or nurture (the environment we live in, our experiences, learning and conditioning)?