To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of anxiety we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow anxiety to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind anxiety consists of three steps:
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Are you generally care-free, worried/anxious, or somewhere in between?
Possible responses:→ Always care-free, no worries in life
→ Generally care-free, not many worries in life
→ Average I suppose / don't know
→ Generally worried/anxious
→ Always worried/anxious
Depression or anxiety may occur as a result of the chronic pain and fatigue, or the frustration felt with this condition. It is also possible that the same chemical imbalances in the brain that cause fibromyalgia also cause depression and anxiety. Some 24% of patients suffer from anxiety.
Serotonin levels are often low among people with anxiety disorders.
Magnesium deficiency causes increased levels of adrenaline, which can lead to a feeling of anxiety.
Pyroluria is a known biochemical marker for life long anxiety symptoms. According to one alcoholism treatment center, one-third to one-half of alcoholics treated have this marker. High levels of pyrroles systematically bind to B6 and zinc, preventing the use of these nutrients in the body and brain. The result is a myriad of symptoms, including severe inner tension, ongoing anxiety, poor stress control, fearfulness, and sometimes episodic anger.