Perils of living with anxiety disorders

Perils of living with anxiety disorders

Everyone goes through anxiety at some point in life, which is normal and, at times, even helpful. But sometimes, these anxiety symptoms go out of proportion and start interfering with the day-to-day life. When anxiety symptoms linger for a prolonged period or occur when there is no real threat, it can be a sign of serious anxiety-related disorders. Sadly, in most cases, it becomes difficult to recognize the symptoms at the right time, which can increase the risk of both physical and mental health problems. Read more

Does anxiety arise out of chemical imbalances in brain?

Does anxiety arise out of chemical imbalances in brain?

People with an anxiety disorder usually want to know how it happened to them. The exact reasons of the disorder are still not known, but scientists believe that genetic, environmental or biological factors can trigger anxiety disorders. Differing patterns of brain activity are presumed to manifest the development of this disorder in individuals. Read more

Tai Chi may help veterans mitigate PTSD symptoms

Tai Chi may help veterans mitigate PTSD symptoms

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness affecting those who have experienced a traumatic event, such as the death of a loved one, sexual abuse, accidents or a natural calamity. Most people with PTSD have to deal with the intrusive memories associated with the traumatic incident which can have far-reaching consequences such as emotional distress, loneliness, feeling of guilt and hopelessness, or other self-destructive behavior. Read more

Understanding neuroscience to overcome anxiety and fear

Understanding neuroscience to overcome anxiety and fear

The neuroscientific community regards both “fear” and “anxiety” as separate entities; the former manifests as a physiological reaction to the stimuli received from both the internal and external environment. The latter is defined as a psychological impact to incitements experienced. The tendency to constantly worry and be at persistent unease is what characterizes anxiety, a mental disorder mostly misconstrued as a personality trait. Read more