Triggers for Anxiety

There are several Triggers for Anxiety problems (some of them are shared, some of them aren’t).

Let’s see what triggers each of the most common Anxiety Problems.

Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

Being alone, being away from home, transportation, crowded places, enclosed places, waiting, or arousing activities.

Social Anxiety and Shyness

Interpersonal contact with others or being the center of attention.

Generalized Anxiety or Worry

Money, work, family, health, being on time, or not sleeping.

Obsessive-compulsive Concerns

Contaminations, concerns about acting aggressively, fear of particular words or images, or making mistakes.

Anxiety Related to a History of Trauma

Sexual assault, car accident, or combat-related trauma.

Specific phobias

Animals: Dogs, snakes, spiders, etc.

Blood and needles, enclosed spaces, flying, driving, heights, storms, water, vomiting, choking, or tests and exams.


What variables affect your fear?

You will find below an attachment. It is a printable table where you can write your Anxiety Problem and what you think it might trigger you. I think it is a good way of knowing yourself better, and it is one step closer to improving and getting your anxiety under control.


Table 1: Anxiety Triggers


Triggers for Anxiety
Triggers for Anxiety

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