Is Anxiety Hereditery?
Cause of anxiety is multifactorial
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Your both parents have anxiety and you also have anxiety. One cant predict genes of anxiety and the causes of anxiety are multifactorial.
If both parents are suffering from anxiety then there would be slightly increased risk of having anxiety in your case. The inheritance is determined by multiple genes and there is no definite gene for anxiety. So having both parents with anxiety increase risk in your case but it doesn't mean that you will definitely have anxiety. So no need to fear, probably your anxiety is due to familial and environmental factor.
Anxiety is a learned behaviour and learning during childhood, and psychological development determines risk in future. Familial factors, environmental factors have more impact in anxiety as compared to genetic factors.
Some anxiety disorders especially OCD have more genetic risk, but non specific anxiety is not much associated with genetic.
I hope you understand the cause of anxiety, still have some unresolved questions please ask again in follow up.
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Yes pressure during childhood for studies is one of reasons of your anxiety
Over protective and harsh parenting is one of important factors that is responsible for development of anxiety in future. The repeated pressurising for studies is probably the reason for your anxiety during exams. Due to related pressures a child learn exams or studies as anxiety provoking stimulus because the constant pressure (unconditional stimulus) along with studies get paired with anxiety symptoms. This is one of main factor that is responsible for your present anxiety, though more details about school years are needed to be evaluated.