Anxiety Induced by Medical Conditions

By: Pine Rest Staff

Certain medical conditions can also lead to an anxiety disorder. In many cases, the anxiety might be the first indication that a medical illness exists, especially if the anxiety develops suddenly in a person with no prior history of anxiety or family history of anxiety disorders. Symptoms include general anxiety symptoms as well as panic attacks.

A number of medical conditions are known to include anxiety as a symptom, including:

  • Endocrine diseases (i.e., hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia)
  • Cardiovascular disorders (i.e., congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation)
  • Respiratory illnesses (i.e., asthma, pneumonia)
  • Metabolic disturbances (i.e., vitamin B12 deficiency, porphyria)
  • Neurological illnesses (i.e., encephalitis, seizure disorders)

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