Anxiety hereditary or learned?
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|Tue, 01-29-2013 - 2:57pm|
I have a 12yo son who is often very anxious. As I'm an anxious person, I wonder if he was born anxious or if it's learned from me. His father, my husband, is not anxious in any sense of the word.
And along the same thought, do you think that we learn anxiety from experiences or is it an ingrained issue, maybe that those of us who suffer with it are more apt to 'set free' with an action (such as PTSD or other situation)?
I don't want to medicate him at this point (the anxiety is not affecting his life in the same sense it does mine), but definitely want to help him when it's at its worse.