Symptoms And Symptoms Of Anxiety Disorders

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Anxiety Disorders With having so many natural explanations for the potential development of a mood disorder, do anxiety disorders also have natural components? The study conducted by Balik, et al. (2014) didn’t only contain findings of PMS and mood disorders; they also found evidence relating PMS to anxiety disorders. They reported that “more than half of women with PMS have a history of anxiety” (p 373). Does this mean that PMS is indicative of an anxiety disorder or is it the other way around? Regardless of which comes first, having one may also mean that woman has the other. If a woman has PMS they may also have anxiety and vice versa, if a woman has anxiety they may also suffer from PMS. Additionally, Gagua, et al. (2013) had similar findings. Just as with a dysmenorrhea coinciding with a higher likelihood of depressive symptoms, it also coincided with a higher probability of anxiety (p. 352). This reinforces the idea that there are natural (in this particular case of dysmenorrhea or PMS, biological) indicators for anxiety disorders in females at the very least. Looking for a more genetic, as opposed to biological, explanation for anxiety disorders, Hettena, Prescott, and Kendler (2004) conducted a twin study to find a link between neuroticism and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). They found “A higher overall monozygotic than dizygotic cross-twin correlation between neuroticism and generalized anxiety disorder suggested that genetic factors play a role in their…
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