Identifying debilitating symptoms of anxiety disorder

Identifying debilitating symptoms of anxiety disorder

Everyone struggles with mild or severe anxiety at some point in life. Actually, it is an individual’s response to stressful conditions, traumatic events or ongoing physical health issues. Although a little bit of anxiety is important for getting around safely in potentially dangerous situations, chronic anxiety has a lasting negative impact on a person’s quality of life. Read more

‘Game of Thrones’ star Lena Headey’s brush with anxiety and depression

‘Game of Thrones’ star Lena Headey’s brush with anxiety and depression

Lena Headey, who stars as the indomitable Cersei Lannister in “Game of Thrones,” disclosed her struggle with anxiety and depression in a frank discussion on Twitter in April 2017. Asked by a fan if she ever felt insecure, Heady surprised everyone by responding to the question and subsequently opening up regarding her mental health struggles. Although she mentioned that she was not insecure, Headey admitted that she was inclined to “overthink” and suffered from “huge” anxiety. She also added that she was “familiar with depression.” Read more

Social communication disorder: A risk factor for social anxiety disorder in children

Social communication disorder: A risk factor for social anxiety disorder in children

Social communication disorder (SCD) is a relatively new medical condition added to the fifth edition of the Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) that encompasses a range of problems witnessed in children associated with difficulties in social interactions and communication, social cognition (the way people collect and interpret information), pragmatics (the way words can have multiple connotation), etc. It also includes impairment in the receptive and expressive language processing. Read more

Headaches may potentially indicate severity of PTSD, finds study

Headaches may potentially indicate severity of PTSD, finds study

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder affecting individuals who have been victims of or have witnessed a grievous event, such as armed conflict, death of a loved one, an accident, sexual assault or a natural calamity. Besides showing psychosomatic symptoms of the traumatic event, people with PTSD may also experience physical symptoms such as chronic pain. Headaches are reported as one of the complaints in PTSD patients, and so far there have been a limited number of studies which have focused on this symptomatic relationship. Read more