So if your anything like me, you've spent all these years looking for reasons, researching your condition etc. Having read various scientific papers, and visited various so called professionals in the health industry, NHS and Private, I have reached the following conclusions.
Anxiety is the result of a misplaced fight or flight reaction. 3 million years of human evolution,and then within 100 years , we are thrust into office work and the technology age.
Basically your lymbic brain, the amygdala, play a vital role in regulating your response to anxiety.
In some people, the response is over the top, and not fitting with the situation. EG. Social anxiety... to other people you seemed fine yesterday, but to you, you had a massive attack of panic when meeting friends for lunch etc etc.
Now you ask, why do some people have an over response?
I have concluded it's the first 9 months in the womb.
If you mother was stressed out in that time period, it's likely that some of that will be passed down physically, and your neuro chemistry and physiology will have been hard wired for anxiety reactions.
Forget the idea that anxiety is learned, or based upon class status or wealth, for sure it can contribute, but take 100 people who lose their partner, and you will find 90% cope ok after a brief normal period of grief, then 10% will develop anxiety symptoms, same goes for many life situations. Study 100 people who survive cancer, or 100 people who divorce, same % anxiety rates prevail. One guy nearly dies and takes it on the chin, the next fellow deveopes an anxiety disorder which plagues him for life.
I'm not going to elaborate any further.