We inherit a lot from our ancestors, but how much the term Genetic Anxiety is true, and if it is true, can it be cured through the same ways(CBT, Exposure Therapy) or it has to be dealt with medications? Put otherwise, is it the medications only that can cure genetic anxiety?
Predisposition to anxiety can be inherited:
Genetics and family history (e.g., parental anxiety) may predispose an individual for an increased risk of an anxiety disorder, but generally external stimuli will trigger its onset or exacerbation. Genetics accounts for about 43% variance in panic disorder and 28% in generalized anxiety disorder.
Treatment for anxiety disorders is not generally modified for genetic component, so therapies such as conditioning or CBT may be used regardless. All anxiety disorders are assumed to involve an environment (non-genetic) trigger that can be addressed through therapy.
I think something like this can only be passed down like an immunity; sort of like cancer.
Your parents can give you a certain amount of immunity to cancer, or even the opposite. I believe that this also correlates to anxiety, more focusing on mental toughness and ability to take more straining situations. This also depends on the person's environment they grow up in and the experiences they are exposed to.