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

Mindfulness helps gain conscious control over thoughts

Mindfulness helps gain conscious control over thoughts

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental, emotional and behavioral problems that have crippled nearly 18.1 percent adults in the United States. Being a typical chronic and disabling mental illness, anxiety disorders can inflict numerous physical and psychiatric problems. These problems cause adverse consequences on a user’s life, relationships and occupation.

Anxiety is a normal approach to stress and can surface as an effective means to deal with certain situations and circumstances. But at times, the perpetual surge of racing thoughts can lead to a reckless situation, thereby causing difficulties in exercising control and managing numerous problems. Read more

Common sexual anxieties faced by women

Common sexual anxieties faced by women

Sex is a stress-busting physical and mental activity however, for millions of women across the globe, it can be an intimidating experience, leading to multiple anxieties in them. Some amount of awkwardness while engaging with a new partner is understandable but worrying about a multiple things during those moments of excitement and happiness add to the woes. Some women suffer from lack of self-confidence and body image issues, which can prevent them from enjoying. Slowly, the bedroom turns into a breeding ground for anxiety. Read more

Understanding preschool anxiety disorders

Understanding preschool anxiety disorders

Nancy (name changed) shouted at her five-year-old daughter Delta to wear her school shoes, at the same time packing her lunch. When she didn’t get any response, she looked for Delta and noticed that the girl was hiding in the closet, weeping. During the initial days, Delta would complain of upset stomach and headache, or exhibit behavior indicating she didn’t want to go to school. Gradually, her excuses became a regular phenomenon, pointing to an underlying problem. Read more