Anxiety Disorder


Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. It can alert us to dangers and help us prepare and pay attention.

Anxiety refers to anticipation of a future concern and is more associated with muscle tension and avoidance behaviour. While Fear is an emotional response to an immediate threat and is more associated with a fight or flight reaction i.e. either staying to fight or leaving to escape danger.

Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of nervousness or anxiousness, and involve excessive fear or anxiety.In anxiety disorder person shows out of proportion or age inappropriate reaction to the situation.

Anxiety disorders can cause people to try to avoid situations that trigger or worsen their symptoms. Job performance, school work and personal relationships can be affected.

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  1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder:

    Generalized anxiety disorder involves persistent and excessive worry that interferes with daily activities. This ongoing worry and tension may be accompanied by physical symptoms, such as restlessness, feeling on edge or easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating, muscle tension or problems sleeping. Often the worries focus on everyday things such as job responsibilities, family health or minor matters such as chores, car repairs, or appointments.

  2. Panic Disorder: The core symptom of panic disorder is recurrent panic attacks, an overwhelming combination of physical and psychological distress. During an attack several of these symptoms occur in combination:Palpitations, pounding heart or rapid heart rate, Sweating, Trembling or shaking, Feeling of shortness of breath or smothering sensations, Chest pain, Feeling dizzy, light-headed or faint, Feeling of choking, Numbness or tingling, Chills or hot flashes, Nausea or abdominal pains, Feeling detached, Fear of losing control, Fear of dying etc.
  3. Phobias or Specific Phobia: A specific phobia is excessive and persistent fear of a specific object, situation or activity that is generally not harmful. Patients know their fear is excessive, but they can’t overcome it. These fears cause such distress that some people go to extreme lengths to avoid what they fear. Examples are fear of snakes, fear of spiders, fear of blood etc.
  4. Social Anxiety Disorder: A person with social anxiety disorder has significant anxiety and discomfort about being embarrassed, humiliated, rejected or looked down on in social interactions. People with this disorder will try to avoid the situation or endure it with great anxiety. Common examples are extreme fear of public speaking, meeting new people or eating/drinking in public. The fear or anxiety causes problems with daily functioning.
Risk factors:
  1. Children who endured abuse or trauma or witnessed traumatic events are at higher risk of developing an anxiety disorder at some point in life. Adults who experience a traumatic event also can develop anxiety disorders.
  2. Stress due to an illness. Having a health condition or serious illness can cause significant worry about issues such as your treatment and your future.
  3. Stress buildup. A big event or a buildup of smaller stressful life situations may trigger excessive anxiety — for example, a death in the family, work stress or ongoing worry about finances.
  4. People with certain personality types are more prone to anxiety disorders than others are.
  5. Other mental health disorders. People with other mental health disorders, such as depression, often also have an anxiety disorder.
  6. Having blood relatives with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders can run in families.
  7. Drugs or alcohol. Drug or alcohol use or misuse or withdrawal can cause or worsen anxiety.
Homeopathy Approach:

Homeopathy have very good results with anxiety disorder. Homeopathy have various remedies for various anxieties. Homeopathic medicines can cure anxiety completely and without any side effects. It also reduces chances of relapse. Homeopathic medicines are totally safe and patient don’t get dependent on it. With homeopathic treatment patient can live his life normally and productively.

Homeopathic Medicines:
  1. Aconite napellus : A panic attack that comes on suddenly with very strong fear (even fear of death) may indicate this remedy. A state of immense anxiety may be accompanied by strong palpitations, shortness of breath, and flushing of the face.
  2. Arsenicum album :People who are deeply anxious about their health, and extremely concerned with order and security. Obsessive about small details and very neat, they may feel a desperate need to be in control of everything. Panic attacks often occur around midnight or the very early hours of the morning. The person may feel exhausted yet still be restless—fidgeting, pacing, and anxiously moving from place to place.
  3. LYCOPODIUM :Individuals likely to respond to this remedy feel anxiety from mental stress and suffer from a lack of confidence. They can be self-conscious and feel intimidated by people they perceive as powerful .Taking on responsibility can cause a deep anxiety and fear of failure, although the person usually does well, once started on a task.
  4. Silicea: People who need this remedy are capable and serious, yet are also nervous, shy, and low self-confidence. Anxiety can be extreme when they are faced with a public appearance, interview, examination, or any new job or task. Worry and overwork can bring on headaches, difficulty concentrating, and states of exhaustion, oversensitivity, and dread.
  5. Kali phos : useful in patients over-stressed or over-worked. The person is jumpy and oversensitive, and may be startled by ordinary sounds. Hearing unpleasant news or thinking of world events can aggravate the problems.

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