What causes anxiety in one person may not cause anxious feelings in another. A variety of external, environmental, genetic, and brain chemistry factors contribute to a person’s propensity to experience anxiety symptoms. Experiencing anxiety during a divorce, before a public performance, or giving a speech is normal, but some people tend to feel anxious about these events and other challenges more intensely than the typical person. Some even haveanxiety attacks. Experts believe that these people may have a genetic predisposition toward anxiety, or perhaps have learned to feel anxious from a parent or other caregiver.
Of course, there’s also those “nervous nellies” who are simply prone to worry. Maybe you know someone who likes to talk about and worry about the worst possible outcomes. This person’s life isn’t adversely affected by his or her focus on the macabre or doom and gloom – they simply seem to get some sort of enjoyment out of it. While environmental and other factors may contribute to the behavior of nervous nellies, these people tend to view anxiety, and talking about worries, in the same way those who enjoy gossiping view participating in talking about others flaws and activities — enjoyable.
Environmental Factors as an Anxiety Cause
Environmental factors represent a major cause of anxiety for everyone – not just those prone to worry. Several environmental challenges and experiences contribute to anxiety:
- Death of a loved one
- Physical or emotional abuse
- Work stresses
- School stresses
- Stress surrounding financial burdens and money
- Natural disaster
- Public performance
- Giving a speech
- Fear of illness
- Stress in a personal friendship or family relationship
Medical Factors as an Anxiety Cause
Certain medical conditions and the stress associated with them have long been a known anxiety cause. Some medical conditions that may cause anxiety include:
- Serious medical problem or illness
- Medication side effects
- Medical illness symptoms (some physical illnesses include anxiety as a symptom)
- Lack of oxygen caused by a medical condition, such as emphysema or a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism).
Substance Abuse as an Anxiety Cause
Illicit drug use represents a major cause of anxiety. Using cocaine or illegal amphetamines can cause anxious feelings as can withdrawal from certain prescription drugs like benzodiazepines, oxycodone, barbiturates, and others.
Anxiety and Genetics
Strong evidence exists linking anxiety and genetics. In other words, children with at least one anxious parent, or other first degree relative with anxiety, tend to develop an inclination for it as well. Some studies indicate that people with abnormal levels of certain brain neurotransmitters may have a higher tendency to experience anxiety. When the neurotransmitter levels are not normal, the brain may react inappropriately at times, causing anxiety.
Become Familiar With What Causes Anxiety in You
The first step to controlling fear and worry is learning what causes anxiety in you specifically. Even if genetics predisposes you to feel anxious, external and environmental factors, such as medical conditions, substance abuse, or divorce and financial problems, can exacerbate your anxiety. Once you know what triggers your anxiety, you can then take steps to face it and stop it from having a negative impact on your lifeBirth of a baby
Anxiety Can Root From the Obsession With Technology
Are you so connected to your technology that it’s either causing anxiety or causing your anxiety to increase? For some, even the thought of not having a cellphone, tablet or computer nearby can trigger anxiety or feelings of paranoia.
A few signs that you might be obsessed with your connected technology are:
Constantly checking phone for instant messages and status updates.
Repeatedly checking email at very short intervals.
Feeling anxious when you don’t have your cellphone or computer access nearby, even if you’re away for only a short time (minutes to an hour).
Having difficulty sleeping because you’re concerned you’ll miss something.
In addition to worrying about “checking in”, an ever-increasing related source of anxiety comes from reading negative things about others, or yourself, which can trigger unwanted stress, anxiety, depression, and possibly lead to unsafe behaviors.
How to Manage Your Obsession with Technology
It’s crucial to allow yourself space from your cellphone, tablet or computer if you feel they’re taking time away from your personal positivity. It is also important to recognize how often you allow social media to impact you in negative ways. A quick swipe of the phone can lead you to a photograph that can bring back unexpected memories or a tweet with a negative message. By limiting time spent on those outlets, you will begin to recognize the amount of time you need to spend on them and the amount of time you don’t.
It’s IMPERATIVE to take a look at our own behaviors, as well as our children’s! These times are causing more issues in mental health well-being than ever before!! Our very WAY of socializing and communicating has changed drastically and it is NOT GOOD!
Read my book, Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death (due out in Fall 2014) for more info and what is going on!
Narcissism is a term used to describe a focus on the self and self-admiration that is taken to an extreme. The word “narcissism” comes from a Greek myth in which a handsome young man named Narcissus sees his reflection in a pool of water and falls in love with it.
Narcissistic personality disorder is one of a group of conditions called “Cluster B” or “dramatic” personality disorders. People with these disorders have intense, unstable emotions and a distorted self-image. Narcissistic personality disorder is further characterized by an abnormal love of self, an exaggerated sense of superiority and self-importance, and a preoccupation with success and power. However, these attitudes and behaviors do not reflect true self-confidence. Instead, the attitudes conceal a deep sense of insecurity and a fragile self-esteem. People with narcissistic personality disorders also often have a complete lack of empathy for others.
What Are the Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
In many cases, people with narcissistic personality disorder:
Are self-centered and boastful
Seek constant attention and admiration
Consider themselves better than others
Exaggerate their talents and achievements
Believe that they are entitled to special treatment
Are easily hurt but may not show it
Set unrealistic goals
May take advantage of others to achieve their goals
Other common traits of narcissistic personality disorder include the following:
Preoccupation with fantasies that focus on unlimited success, power, intelligence, beauty, or love
Belief that he or she is “special” and unique, and can only be understood by other special people
Expectation that others will automatically go along with what he or she wants
Inability to recognize or identify with the feelings, needs, and viewpoints of others
Envy of others or a belief that others are envious of him or her
Hypersensitivity to insults (real or imagined), criticism, or defeat, possibly reacting with rage, shame, and humiliation
Arrogant behavior and/or attitude
What Causes Narcissistic Personality Disorder?
The exact cause of narcissistic personality disorder is not known. However, many mental health professionals believe it results from a combination of factors that may include biological vulnerabilities, social interactions with early caregivers, and psychological factors that involve temperament and the ability to manage stresses. Some researchers believe that narcissistic personality disorder may be more likely to develop when children experience parenting styles that are excessively pampering, or when parents have a need for their children to be talented or special in order to maintain their own self-esteem. On the other end of the spectrum, narcissistic personality disorder might develop as the result of neglect or abuse and trauma inflicted by parents or other authority figures during childhood. The disorder usually is evident by adolescence or early adulthood when personality traits have become consolidated.
This information was taken from WebMD.com, a website millions of people go to for information on mental and physical problems in their lives, and it is relied on for its credibility. But….alas! There is no known cause or REASON for this increasing personality disorder and PROBLEM in America today! Why?
The medical field and psychiatric/psychological fields cannot or do not accept the TRUTH of its origin, and will NEVER report the reason for it even if they are aware! Why?
Statistics report that 1% of the American population have narcissistic personality disorder. However, that number cannot possibly be accurate because narcissists will NEVER seek treatment for their “problem,” or admit they even HAVE a “problem!” That is the nature of this beast! So how in the world do they come up with that figure?
Narcissism is one of the most searched terms on Google, and all other search engines today. Children and young adults today demonstrate narcissistic traits and tendencies more than ever before in history, reports are abundant, and many people, institutions, relationships, and our country in general are being destroyed by their self-centered behaviors, lack of empathy, care, and conscience every single day!
These slimy and slick “people” are so crafty at convincing others, be it a love-interest, employer, family member, or anyone who can offer them SOMETHING they can gain from, that most people never see it coming until it’s too late. That’s their “gift” and their victims’ “nightmare” to say the very least!
With the rise of such a social disease, medicine and psychology STILL cannot answer the question as to WHERE it comes from or WHY it happens!
My up-coming book, “Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death” offers a very daring, yet realistic REASON for this evil and its rise in America!
After two years of deep research and over twenty years personal experience as a psychotherapist, I have come up with a pliable, realistic and believable theory as to this plague’s causes and what to do to stop it!
I am not worried about critics, my colleagues, my profession or any others’ agreement or disagreement with my findings. My only concern is speaking the words I truly believe everyone needs to hear to do with what they choose!
Please visit my website at http://www.socialcideinfo.com or on Face Book at Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death for more information and for its official release date (which should be in the Fall of this year, 2014).
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Let’s get REAL. Two twelve-year-old girls who stabbed their “friend” at a sleep-over to prove “Slenderman” is real are not mentally ill, “just kids,” or did they simply “make a mistake.” No. They are overcome by evil and today’s kids are becoming more and more influenced by it.
We can blame their parents, who may be partially responsible for not monitoring enough what they get into online, but kids have more access and “smarts” on the internet than their parents will. They can’t stop EVERYTHING they look at!
No, these girls planned this crime and carried it out. One of them said, “Many people do not believe Slenderman is real and we wanted to prove the skeptics wrong.” Really? She learned about “Slenderman” on a website (WHAT A SURPRISE) called CreepyPasta. (HUH?) I’ve been around 45 PLUS years and have been an interested party in everything WEIRD, but NEVER HEARD of “Slenderman.”
James McCann, co-founder of A Paranormal Group says that Slenderman is a fictional demon-orientated (ANOTHER SURPRISE!) character who “stalks, traumatizes and abducts children.” He also said to be able to “reach his level, you have to KILL SOMEBODY. So one of these demonically-possessed girls wanted to become a “proxy” of the demon, and took control which meant stabbing her friend to kill her and her 12-year-old accomplice joined in!
Reports say they will be tried as adults. There is a lot of chatter about how this should not be on crime shows and online, bet lets be real….There is no rehabilitation for 12-year-olds who have allowed pure evil into their lives. They have had no remorse, no regrets and no apologies since they stabbed their friend. Thank God the victim LIVED! However, their next one may not be so lucky! Try them as adults??? “But they are merely children!” The ever-babbling “Talking Heads” on television who are supposed to be “professionals,” blame their parents, the internet, their hormones, their age…..ENOUGH ALREADY FOR GOODNESS SAKE! They are TROUBLE, and TROUBLED! THERE IS NO HELP!
Sure, their parents should have been more diligent in monitoring what their kids are watching and into “online,” but guess what? That “ain’t” happening! Kids today are savvy, and way ahead of authority and reason! That’s exactly how Socialcide’s plan goes! We are in BIG TROUBLE and it’s not stopping anytime soon folks!!!
We need to get back to basics in the IMMEDIATE FUTURE! Otherwise, we will see more and more disgusting, evil and violent occurrences from our CHILDREN and adults! When is enough enough??
Check out my site at http://www.SocialcideInfo.com and buy my book. It’s ALL THERE and maybe, just MAYBE we can turn things around!
The so-called “Virgin Killer” case continues to trouble my mind and emotions. This guy truly and completely EPITOMIZES my concept of Socialcide like no other case I have researched or reported on. This twenty-two-year-old had every single element of what our country will see more and more of until we begin to realize and change what we have been doing to encourage such evil and sickness!
He was a sociopath, a psychopath, a narcissist, an entitled “Millenial,” with no sense of empathy, conscience, concern for others or decency what-so-ever. He had decent looks, came from a family with money, but could not get over a girl he knew when he was twelve and she was ten! TEN! For twelve years his assumed “rejection” by a ten-year-old girl festered and boiled in his evil, sick mind to the point of disaster where he killed six people and injured nine!
Over his brief lifespan, this monster failed to ever get a girlfriend let alone a DATE! This he video-blogged about on YouTube with terrorizing rants about how many and much he has been “wronged” by women and the “sorority sluts” who wanted nothing to with the “perfect guy!” Any woman who he had approached apparently felt something BEYOND evil emoting from this freak and they should be congratulated for having that much sense! It probably saved their lives!
This guy is not the “one that got away” that many women may speak of, but was more the one you would wish would GO AWAY! This guy was a bit of an anomaly in the world of narcissists because they are normally very crafty at manipulating someone into buying their false package. However, this psycho couldn’t use his looks, charm, money or shiny brand new BMW sports car to fool any woman and thank God for that!
But, like all narcissists, his failure to lure any women into his trap only fueled his entitled ways and thoughts. He never thought about what may be wrong with HIM that kept him from ever getting kissed by a girl. No, like all narcissists and psychopathic sociopaths, he blamed. He blamed ALL WOMEN for not adoring him. “How could they not LOVE ME?!” I am certain he thought….after all, he did consider himself “The perfect guy!” Really.
This young man had been in therapy since the age of eight. To date, reports have not indicated why, but he was. At the time of his murderous rampage on May 23, 2014, he was seeing “numerous therapists.” (Who sees numerous therapists?) In any case, his family was tipped off and became aware of his evil rants on YouTube and notified the police. They interviewed him in his apartment and with no criminal history and his “Mask of Sanity” (which ALL narcissists have readily available to deceive people) well at hand, he explained that all of his “rants” were “simply a misunderstanding.” and he would never hurt anyone or himself. Later, on another rant, he said, “If the police had searched my apartment, they would have found all of my weapons and plans to take my revenge.” They obviously didn’t.
How amusing this must have been for him! “Idiots!”
It is interesting if not angering to wonder how a twenty-two-year-old man could legally purchase no less than 3 guns when he has been “in therapy” since the age of eight. Do not be too quick to blame the NRA yet because his first three victims were stabbed to death. (Should we eat steak with plastic knives?). He also used that shiny new black “BEEMER” as a weapon running over too many people!
Sure, those “blonde sorority sluts” wanted nothing to do with him. He could not accept that HE was not “perfect!” Where did this come from? Psychology cannot explain it. Psychiatry cannot explain it. He did not use alcohol or drugs. Medicine has no answer either. No one has addressed the real cause behind his terror! That is the result of SOCIALCIDE and HOW AMERICA IS LOVING ITSELF TO DEATH! My friends, THAT is where we are and evil people like him (no name provided intentionally) will continue to cause harm and death to others simply because they cannot have their way! Murder and Mass Killings have become the new way to deal with “Anger Management” and self-entitlement!
The “blame” is not with the NRA, the fields of psychology and psychiatry. law enforcement or anyone or thing else except US! We have let evil take over and it’s only getting worse.
Please read my new book, “Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death,” to learn the TRUTH! Visit my website at http://www.SocialcideInfo.com and stay in touch for the publication date! We need to be aware! Thank you.
He called them “blonde sorority sluts” though he never knew them. A 22-year-old, apparently extremely spoiled, narcissistic psychopath reported that in all of his 22 years, he could “never get a date” and said he is “still a virgin.” This he blamed on young women who would not give him the time of day, but rather chose “obnoxious men” instead of him, who he believes to be “the perfect guy.” Well, so far we can all get an idea of just how “perfect” this guy is, and why girls just might be just a tad turned off to him, no?
This narcissist posted a video (of course) of himself online with a direct threat to “the hottest sorority house of University of Southern California, Santa Barbara City College (UCSB) warning them that he would “slaughter every single spoiled, stuck-up, blonde slut” that he saw “inside there.” As he began to carry out his threat, he banged on the sorority house door like a madman, but the girls didn’t feel right about opening the door. Lucky for them, and for however many other girls could smell a creep in this psychopath’s career and never dated him. He said in his video, “I don’t know why you girls aren’t attracted to me, but I will punish you all for it.”
This is the extreme of what America’s youth today is believing of themselves, and how unstable they are when it comes to not getting there way. They will kill innocent people if they do not give them what they believe they deserve!
Now where might this nutbag have gotten so full of himself? He’s not a bad looking guy from his picture in the New York Daily News (May 25, 2014), so it must have been in his demeanor or delivery. He claimed in his manifesto that since puberty he “was forced to endure an existence of loneliness, rejection and unfilled desires, all be cause girls have never been attracted to me.” Hmm…22-years-old. “Girls gave their affection and sex and love to other men, but never me.” So, this could in no way be his OWN FAULT?
This is Socialcide. This is a generation of young people who do not accept personal responsibility or understand why they are not being adored by every single person who they come in contact with, and when they don’t, they just might kill to “teach a lesson.” And unfortunately, kill he did. Although he never gained access into the sorority house, he shot outside the sorority house killing two members then took off in his shiny black BMW sports car, running over 2 bicyclists and firing out of the car window while driving killing a male student all the while reported to be “smirking and appearing to be having a good time.” He also was shooting into a delicatessen’s front window, but after a shootout with law enforcement, his pathetic life was ended when he apparently shot himself.
Known to be born and raised “in a privileged situation” (what else is new?) his father was a minor Hollywood director. The father was reported to be crying, and saying, “When will this madness end?” after the six deaths, “Too many people have died. We should say to ourselves ‘Not one more.’ ” I’m sorry Mr. Father of a spoiled, sociopathic, narcissistic killer, you raised it! Too little too late.
This brat’s car was found loaded with an armory of guns and ammunition. In his home authorities found information that he planned to kill his two roommates in order to make the apartment his “personal torture chamber.” He also planned to kill his step-mother and two younger siblings, but sparing his father. “I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good looking ones had the best sex lives.”
This is simply evil in its human form. What a demented, self-engrossed, conscienceless person this creep must have been! No wonder girls had no interest in him! They were fortunate! However, relatives had seen some of this monster’s creepy videos and took the good sense and liberty to warn the police of his potential. When sheriffs’ officers interviewed him, he came across as “perfectly polite, kind and a wonderful human being” to them, without a history of guns. So said his family lawyer. WHAT?! Fooling the authorities in true narcissistic fashion!
The truth is, they can fool us all! Professionals, families, cops, etc.. That’s what they do! But for some reason he couldn’t fool potential girlfriends! Who knows exactly how many lives were spared by their own “gut instincts” about him, but that “gut instinct” is extremely important in fighting these demonic forces that are growing in large numbers here in America!!!! USE IT!!!!
We have to get back to basics in our society and families. There is simply no other way to stop these psychopathic demons from their evil intentions! My soon-to-be-released book, Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death deals directly with this destruction of humanity, why, how and what to do about it! Please visit http://www.SocialcideInfo.com to learn more!
(I intentionally did not name the monster discussed above because giving them more publicity may encourage others to idolize them and/or give the psychopath some form of “notoriety” he was seeking all along.)