Here’s how breathing techniques, visits to gym helped Michelle Keegan overcome anxiety

Here’s how breathing techniques, visits to gym helped Michelle Keegan overcome anxiety

Joining the long list of celebrities opening up about their battle with mental illnesses is British actress Michelle Keegan, acclaimed for her role in drama series “Our Girl.” In a candid interview with the Cosmopolitan, she talked about her frequent bouts of anxiety experienced over trivial matters. She also mentioned finding a recourse and strength to fight the symptoms in a series of breathing techniques. Hitting the gym also helped considerably, she said. Read more

Way social media backlashes users

Way social media backlashes users

Social media platforms have changed the way people interact with each other. Although they are the best medium to remain in touch with hundreds of friends and loved ones, the impact of social media is a matter of concern. Several studies have demonstrated, both, advantages and disadvantages of the social media platforms.

One of the less-discussed impacts of social media is the way the excessive use of social media affects mental health. A spate of recent live suicide and murder videos on Facebook has massively drawn attention of the people toward the debilitating effects of social media on the emotional and psychological health of the users, especially youngsters. Several studies have highlighted that the prolonged use of social media increases the risk of developing depressive symptoms, such as anxiety, low self-esteem, etc. Read more

How to overcome depression better

How to overcome depression better

All of us go through feelings of grief and sadness from time to time. Luckily, they are transient and go away most of the time in a few days. However, one should become concerned when depressive symptoms persist more than the expected and the usual time. Many experts have stated that depression is not a rare condition rather a pandemic that has engulfed all, irrespective of age, gender, etc. Read more

Cannabis for anxiety is not always safe

Cannabis for anxiety is not always safe

With medical marijuana legalized in 29 American states and the District of Columbia, there has been a considerable change in the mindset of people regarding cannabis use. It is now one of the most easily available drugs, commonly used by individuals dealing with anxiety or stress. Its anxiety-relieving properties make cannabis one of the most abused drugs in the U.S. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), it was abused by approximately 51.8 percent individuals in the age group of 18 to 25 years in 2017. Read more

Tips to overcome “I do not know what to say” syndrome

Tips to overcome “I do not know what to say” syndrome

We have all been there. That awkward moment when we suddenly run out of words on a first date or while meeting someone for the first or second time. This can happen to anyone and there is nothing wrong about it, but going blank repeatedly could have a serious bearing on one’s personal as well as professional progress. This might be indicative of an underlying anxiety disorder, which should be addressed to ensure that the conversations do not stall and uncomfortable silences do not take over. Read more