Anxiety And Nervousness

What Causes Anxiety?

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?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind anxiety consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to anxiety.  Here are eight of many possibilities (more below):
  • Pyroluria
  • Mercury Toxicity
  • Low Melatonin
  • Overtraining
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Lack Of Sleep
  • Low Serotonin
  • Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
frequent 'chills'
difficulty falling asleep
brittle fingernails
strong appetite
taking naps
craving but not eating wheat
nasal congestion
elevated free T4
weak sexual desire
preauricular node problems
being a recovered alcoholic
moderate unexplained weight loss
... and more than 130 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of anxiety:
Cause Probability Status
Low Serotonin 99% Confirm
Lack Of Sleep 30% Unlikely
Hyperthyroidism 12% Unlikely
Pyroluria 2% Ruled out
Overtraining 2% Ruled out
Mercury Toxicity 0% Ruled out
Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia 0% Ruled out
Low Melatonin 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Emotional Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about anxiety and nervousness:
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
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either being care-free or being anxious/nervous, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency

Adrenal insufficiency can lead to a host of problems, including a weakened immune response, anxiety and panic attacks.

Low Serotonin Level

Serotonin levels are often low among people with anxiety disorders.

Magnesium Requirement

Magnesium deficiency causes increased levels of adrenaline, which can lead to a feeling of anxiety.

... and also rule out issues such as:
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