Friday, May 14, 2021

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  • I dunno. A turning point in my recovery from lifelong, disabling anxiety beginning in childhood (manifesting as a phobia I tried to control by not eating) was actually the abandonment of talk therapy searches for its meaning, coupled with the eventual discovery that much of the anxiety I experienced was due to the MTHFR genetic mutation (as demonstrated first through genetic test showing I had two copies of this mutation and then by an almost complete remission of anxiety after I started taking the bioavailable form of folate my body doesn’t efficiently produce). What we understand as anxiety disorders are most likely multifactorial in nature–some may be rooted in histories of trauma, some may be socially meaningful, but some may be almost entirely biophysical in origin.