Understanding Anxiety - Signs, Symptoms and Related Conditions
What Causes Fear? – Analyzing Your Fear Triggers
What causes fear for you may be completely different from what causes fear in somebody else. Problems arise when you focus all of your attention on your fears which can trigger panic attacks and other physical symptoms of anxiety, which will need to be treated.
Severe anxiety symptoms will be easier to identify, understand and treat when you learn about various anxiety disorders and what causes them. That way you will be better able to judge whether your severe anxiety symptoms and caused by panic disorder or a kind of phobia, such as agoraphobia. This understanding will also give you a better idea of what to expect and the best ways to prevent or treat the symptoms.
Recent research has pointed to the amygdala as the brain structure that is responsible for controlling fear, anxiety and panic. Studies have shown that over-stimulation of the amygdala can lead to the development of anxiety and panic disorders. But can the damage be reversed?