Meditation may help people with anxiety focus better

Meditation may help people with anxiety focus better

A distracted or wandering mind can be hazardous, especially while performing the tasks that demand focus. People can’t utilize their full potential in executing the tasks due to their inability to focus. Some studies have suggested the efficiency of mindfulness in managing mind wandering. Mindfulness refers to a mental state when an individual is able to focus on his/her awareness on the present moment. A recent study dug deeper to understand if mindfulness can induce focus and control mind wandering. 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

Language can make or break anxiety levels

Language can make or break anxiety levels

Anxiety disorders are a serious mental disorder wherein the person is constantly worried, anticipating imminent threats and fearful of facing any kind of situation. The condition is comparatively more severe than casual anxiety that everyone faces due to stress. Anxiety disorder is a constant condition that tends to affect one’s life by hampering his or her regular routine. If left untreated, the disorder can also, unfortunately, cause a number of life-threatening problems such as addiction to substances. Read more

Helping someone deal with anxiety disorders

Helping someone deal with anxiety disorders

It is normal to be anxious when faced with a problem at work or school, or while making an important decision. But, there are some individuals who experience a constant feeling of distress which interferes with their day-to-day activities. This could be a sign of a more serious condition called anxiety disorders. When someone experiences severe anxiety, he or she might feel distraught by the unpleasant feelings that can be overwhelming. Read more

Psychotherapy for anxiety most effective in the mornings, study

Psychotherapy for anxiety most effective in the mornings, study

To suffer from chronic anxiety is an undesirable state that can steadily destroy one’s sense of well-being due to a constant anticipation of harm. As such symptoms like getting worried under a stressful condition, fearing the unknown and being afraid of risky situations are quite common. However, if these symptoms persist and hinder one’s daily life, they cause serious repercussions. Read more