There are a number of reasons why we may become anxious.
Firstly, we all need a little anxiety in order to motivate us to move towards our dreams and goals, and to perform everyday activities. If we didn’t feel a little anxiety, we wouldn’t have the motivation to get out of bed in the morning.
Anxiety becomes a problem when it begins to interfere with everyday life, for example, when you decide not to take your child to a party because you worry you’ll have no one to talk to, or you don’t express yourself to a partner because you fear their response.
This is what is known as a clinical anxiety disorder.
There are a number of reasons why an anxiety disorder may develop.
It could have been due to;
- learnt behaviour
- exposure to highly stressful or traumatic events as a child
- having a parent with a mental health problem