Calming Anxiety With Your Body’s Built-in Anti-Anxiety Response 11/30

Studies show that anxiety may develop from genetic or environmental factors. You may be more likely to have an anxiety disorder if your family members have a history of mental health disorders.

However, anxiety may also develop as a result of a traumatic event. The brain may attempt to protect the body from harm and prevent such an event from reoccurring by activating a “fight-or-flight” response during a stressful situation.