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poops no one in my fambly were ever dx because they are simply put, PerfectHello, Red Star. I'm sorry you have so much anxiety to deal with. My whole orientation to my life is that everything is a learning lesson. So I feel I haven't learned the lesson when I become so anxious I cannot sleep. I'm sorry Monday, tomorrow, you will be having that same problem you described so well. I have to confess, I haven't learned my lessons. Instead of over coming my fear of the public on my job, I simply quit the job. Never learned not to be terrified of the public. I believe if I had some support I might have learned not to react with high anxiety when customers came.
I also see exactly how my upbringing created this fear. I have no foundation from childhood. I do not believe anxiety is genetic because in my case it is so obviously learned.
But I am quite receptive to other people having different experiences. I'm still arguing that bipolar is NOT genetic; that it is caused by environmental factors like invalidation as a child.
Certainly there is a biology to mental/emotional health difficulties. Just as there is a sociology, psychology & spirituality (imo).I know it seems to be a very contentious point on here, but I do personally believe there to be a 'physical' - i.e. neurological - component to anxiety... and, indeed, the other mental illnesses mentioned here (BPD, bipolar disorder). Basically, I subscribe to the diathesis-stress model, whereby a certain susceptibility to mental health problems can be inherited, with environmental factors during a person's life (particularly childhood, when the brain is still physically growing and 'wiring itself up') deciding whether this predisposition gets 'activated' or not.