Anxiety Disorders

A Blanket of Unwanted worries!

A state of mind characterised by intense feelings of worry, fear, unwanted thoughts which can interfere with one’s daily activities and cause varied issues hindering normal living.

 

What is Anxiety

Trembling before exams or public speaking, getting sweaty palms before an interview or meeting, developing dryness in the mouth or palpitations before facing a stressful situation, ever wondered why? These are nothing but the body’s natural physiological expression to stressful situations perceived by the individual. Once the event settles, the body calms down and gets back to normal functioning.

 

What is Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety is a natural response of the body to stress in various stressful situations. A feeling of fear, apprehension, or uneasiness about what’s going to happen, which can vary depending on the situation. It is normal to get anxious in stressful situations but if the feelings become excessive and continuous, it can lead to additional symptoms, which can affect the overall health of the individual and hamper the daily activities. This is termed as Anxiety disorder. It needs to be addressed and treated in time to avoid further complications.

 

Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder

  •  Excessive nervousness

  • Restlessness

  • Trembling

  • Sweating with or without coldness of the parts

  • Constant/excessive sense of impending danger or panic

  • Palpitations- increased heart rate

  • Feeling weak or exhausted

  • Difficult concentration

  • Absent-mindedness/forgetfulness

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Concentration of thoughts on one specific topic of worry

  • Difficult to control one’s thought’s

  • Obsessive traits- repetitive actions specific to the individual

  • Gastrointestinal disturbances

  • Irrational/excessive fears

 

Risk Factors for Anxiety Disorder

An interplay of chemical imbalances, genetic and environmental factors can make a person prone to develop anxiety disorder


  • Family history of mental health and anxiety related issues

  • Personality types and traits, behavior patterns (introvert, shy, difficulty in facing new people, situations)

  • Past-history and impressions of trauma or stressful situations.

  • Childhood trauma

  • Mental or Physical abuse

  • Medical conditions

  • Taking certain group of drugs which can affect the mental functioning of the individual

 

Types of Anxiety Disorder

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)- unrealistic and extreme worry about activities and events common to the individual without any trigger or known cause. The worry/anxiety continues from one thing to another. GAD in the long term can hamper the individual’s daily living.

  • Panic disorder- repeated attacks of sudden, strong, intense feelings of anxiety, fear, terror giving rise to immediate physical symptoms like palpitations, increased blood pressure, trembling, shortness of breath, chest pain, fear of unknown.

  • Anxiety caused due to a medical condition- suffering from a specific medical illness can give rise to fear and uncertainties about the condition with anxiety and fear of the illness itself.

  • Phobias- intense fear of certain specific object or situation experienced repeatedly in the past. Phobias can also give rise to panic attacks.

  • Substance induced anxiety disorder- consuming certain group of drugs that can lead to chemical imbalances in the body overtime giving rise to symptoms of fear and panic. Withdrawal of drugs, tobacco, alcohol too can give rise to anxiety and apprehension

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder- anxious and negative feelings post occurrence of a traumatic event. Some relive the flashes of the event again and again while some try avoiding it

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)- uncontrolled obsessions can give rise to emotions of anxiety. Individuals with OCD try decreasing the anxiety by performing repetitive compulsive actions. This can hinder their daily functioning and interfere with daily living making them a prisoner of their own actions.

 

Treating and Managing Anxiety Disorders

Homeopathic medicines come as a rescue, due to its effectiveness in managing and treating various types of Anxiety disorders without any side-effects. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed on the basis of individualization. We at the homeopathic curve design a specific plan of treatment for each individual depending on their overall state and symptoms. The patient is understood in depth, through a detailed case-taking session, taking all his complaints and symptoms into consideration, the most specific remedy is prescribed as if tailor-made to suit specific individual needs. Childhood history, trauma, family history, emotional state of mind, nature, and temperament, sleeping pattern and dreams, stressful situations, and reactions to the same, sensitivity aspect, fears are areas understood and analyzed in detail during the session. Homeopathic medicines act at a deeper level thereby addressing the condition from its roots in the gentlest manner.

 

Homeopathic medicines can help

  • Ease the intensity of the symptoms

  • Reduce the frequency and duration of the attacks

  • Improve the overall feeling of well-being

  • Decrease the need for conventional medicines (like anti-anxiety, anti-depressants, sleeping tablets) which can be tapered off gradually depending on the progress evaluation

  • Improve sleep and other general parameters

  • Improve energy levels and mental wellness


Homeopathic medicines are not habit forming and hence does not create medicine dependency. Also, it can be taken safely by people of all age groups including pregnant and lactating mothers. The duration of treatment depends upon the severity and duration of complaints. Every case being different from the other is managed and treated accordingly.

 

Counseling along with medications goes a long way in effective management, as both help in finding the cause of the problem and try addressing it. It helps change your perspective towards life making you more positive and stronger, mentally as well as emotionally. Also making it easier to deal with stressful situations as it helps change the way you look at things and situations through a guided approach over various sessions.


In very severe cases of anxiety disorders, we do take help of a psychiatrist/counselor and work with them in accordance, with the aim of providing you the most effective solution and treatment in order to achieve overall wellness and freedom from ailments!


Anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental disorder seen today amongst the population. Taking measurable steps at the earliest is essential to avoid progression. “The body is the servant of the mind”. Don’t let your mind take over your body! Act now!


After reading the above article if you feel you might be having any of the symptoms and complaints, and would like to discuss or connect with us, please get in touch through our contact details.