The Most Common Things That Cause Anxiety

Stressful life events such as work pressures, financial difficulties, relationship problems, or major life changes can lead to anxiety.


Worrying about one's health, experiencing chronic illness, or facing a serious medical diagnosis can be a significant source of anxiety.

Health Concerns

Past traumatic experiences, including physical, emotional, or psychological trauma, can contribute to anxiety disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder


A family history of anxiety disorders can increase the likelihood of developing anxiety in some individuals due to genetic factors.


Imbalances in brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) can play a role in anxiety disorders.

Brain Chemistry

The misuse of drugs, alcohol, or other substances can lead to anxiety or exacerbate pre-existing anxiety disorders.

Substance Abuse

Living with a chronic medical condition, especially one that causes pain or discomfort, can lead to anxiety and depression.

Chronic Illness

Poor sleep patterns or insomnia can increase susceptibility to anxiety disorders.

Lack Of Sleep