440: How do I figure out what triggered my anxiety?

In this week's episode, we are responding to a listener question about tips on how to deal with not knowing what caused anxiety to flare up.

Here’s the message we received: 

"I have one question that has stuck with me for a very long time - I still don’t know where the first panic attack came from. As it came out of the blue, without being able to attribute it to a cause. Do you have any tips and tricks on how to deal with the question what caused anxiety?"

Points covered in the show:

  • the drip effect of anxiety

  • how to look for long-term causes or contributory factors

  • caffeine, alcohol, and some medications

Even without knowing the cause of your 

anxiety you can still get help. There are many

tools and techniques

that can support you without knowing the cause.