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Anxiety Disorder NOS Causes

(Also Known As: Anxiety Disorder Not Otherwise Specified Causes, Adjustment Disorder Causes, Anxiety Disorder Causes, Social Anxiety Disorder Causes)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Causes Anxiety Disorder NOS?

The causes of anxiety disorder NOS include anxiety symptoms or phobic avoidance that does not meet the general criteria for any of the specific anxiety disorders. White coat hypertension, headache, hyperventilation and amenorrhea are some of the medical conditions that can cause anxiety disorder NOS. 4

All types of anxiety disorders share a common symptom of intense fear and anxiety which are most likely caused by a combination of psychological, biological and stressful factors. 5 The following are some possible causes of anxiety disorder NOS:

  • Childhood development issues
  • Family history of anxiety disorder
  • Stressful events
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • Medication
  • Medical conditions
  • Psychiatric disorder
  • Biological factors such as:
    • Genetics
    • Abnormality in brain chemistry and activity

Could You Have Anxiety Disorder NOS?

Anxiety Disorder NOS Topics

Related Conditions

Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Irrational Worry, Uncontrolled Anxiety
Panic Disorder – Recurrent Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Negative Social Experiences
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Psychological Trauma, Anxiety, Excessive Fear, Physical Harm, Stressful Events, Emotional, Physical and Mental Trauma
Social Anxiety Disorder – Social Anxiety, Social Distress, Panic Attack, Uncontrolled Fear