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

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

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

Turning fear into freedom: Helping a child to overcome anxiety

Turning fear into freedom: Helping a child to overcome anxiety

The prevalence of the crippling affliction anxiety disorders among children of different age groups tend to cause severe distress. When a child is exposed to traumatic life events, such as death of a pet or a loved one, calamities, sexual assault, etc., he or she may exhibit the symptoms of severe levels of anxiety.

While certain amount of anxiety is considered normal and necessary at times, it can turn into a bitter and disquieting experience when the disorder crops up and affects the child’s normal functioning. Those children afflicted by anxiety tend to display a range of cognitive and behavioral changes, such as hesitance to hang out with friends, reluctance to attend events, etc. When children are anxious, they are likely to exhibit several symptoms, such as: Read more