I think that it is passed on genetically, most definately. My Dad has anxiety, my aunt on his side is bipolar, my grandma, his mom, has anxiety, my great-grandma, his grandma, had anxiety, I have anxiety, my grandpa on my mom's side had anxiety and was a huge worrywart. I think it runs in families the same way things like arthritis, migraines, fibromyalgia etc. do. It's kinda sad but true, you get the bad along with the good. It would be nifty if they could just pick the good things out and pass them on wouldn't it? LOL!
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, probable Bi-Polar, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, orthostatic hypotension, sleep apnea
RX: synthroid, estradiol, cymbalta, xanax, proamatine, inderal la, neurontin, torfanil pm, celebrex, sonata, aspirin, relpax, phenergan, esgic plus
Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006