Anxiety

How do I help a loved one with anxiety.

Around 20 per cent of Indian adults may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. If your loved one is suffering from anxiety, it can be a distressing time for you as well. Sometimes It can be hard to relate to their issues, or find the right things to say or do to help them. This…

What is generalized anxiety disorder?

Ravi is a 26-year-old software engineer, who recently started his first job, he lives with his wife of one year. He has always been an anxious person and describes himself as being on edge all the time. His wife feels he unnecessarily worries all the time. He has started noticing over the past year that…

What are panic attacks?

Mr. Fred is a successful business owner and is doing well in all walks of life. One night, after dinner he felt discomfort on his lower chest, this was accompanied by the sudden onset of intense fear that he was going to die. He was sweating a lot and his heart was pounding, he was…

What is social anxiety?

Social anxiety may be described as a crippling fear of being scrutinized, embarrassed or judged by others in social or performance situations. Social anxiety disorder can be very distressing for those who suffer from it. Usually mistaken for shyness, social anxiety usually causes major disruptions social and occupational functioning before one seeks treatment. Most of us are…

What is health anxiety ?

Pravina is a health 30-year-old mother of two. While at work one day, she suddenly noticed that her heart was beating faster than usual. An automatic thought popped into her, "what if this is a heart attack?". She started sweating intensely and even developed mild chest pain. She was rushed to the hospital where she…

5 ways to beat Social Anxiety

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Most of us harbor anxiety over public speaking. Some of us have difficulty making small talk, eating in front of others, meeting strangers, attending interviews and using public restrooms. Most can tide over this situational anxiety and carry on with life, for a few this anxiety becomes disruptive and interferes with optimal personal and social…