Factors Affecting The Development Of Anxiety Disorders

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Research Evaluation: ‘To what extent do familial factors contribute to the development of anxiety disorders?’ Written in the form of a biological report, the research study suggested that the extent in which familial factors contribute to the development of anxiety disorders is dependent on the experiences and health of an individual, and/or their ancestors. To determine the factors appropriate to the question, the term ‘anxiety disorder’ had to be defined, leading to the understanding that it is a consistent and excessive anxious behaviour (Anxiety Disorders, n.d.), where individuals are in a “future-oriented mood state” (cited in Craske et al., 2011). This knowledge formed the foundation for the arguments. Familial factors included behavioural epigenetics, a genetically predisposed gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) deficiency, as well as a serotonin deficiency and FKBP5 variants, both of which are induced by childhood abuse. In contrast, a sedentary lifestyle and poor dietary habits were other factors that influenced the development of anxiety disorders. 1. Evaluation of Research Processes 1.1. Online: Science articles from news/magazine websites Science articles obtained from news and magazine websites were highly valid to my project, as they contained updated facts, findings, and hypotheses regarding the biological and neurological familial factors that may influence the development of anxiety disorders, providing insightful arguments. Overall, the science articles
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