Can anxiety plague musicians too?

Can anxiety plague musicians too?

Anxiety disorder is the most predominant mental illness in the United States, with 40 million American adults aged 18 years or older suffering from anxiety. A new study published by Help Musicians UK reveals that musicians or other professionals from the music industry are three times more likely to suffer from anxiety than the general public. In the study titled “Can music make you sick?,” the researchers claimed that 71.1 percent of the people related to music, experience anxiety and panic attacks at some point in life.      Read more

Tips to deal with anxiety

Tips to deal with anxiety

Getting trapped in one’s own mind is not unusual. Every individual experiences anxiety at least once in his or her lifetime. Anxiety causes irrational thoughts and insignificant imaginations that lead to persistent worries and absurd feelings. With nearly 40 million adults, aged 18 years or older, in the United States suffering from anxiety disorder, it has become the most common mental disorder in the country. Read more

Study suggests having a responsive partner helps to sleep well, keeping anxiety at bay

Study suggests having a responsive partner helps to sleep well, keeping anxiety at bay

A sound sleep plays an important role in maintaining good physical and mental health. When people hit a rough patch in life, stress and tension can become so overwhelming that they can lose their sleep. Any ailment during hardships or turbulent times is primarily due to such a lack of sleep. Factors such as one’s surroundings, work pressure, emotional stability and relationships play a major role in deciding the quality of one’s sleep. In this regard, a recent study published in the Social Personality and Psychological Science has stated, “individuals with responsive partners experience lower anxiety and arousal, which in turn improves their sleep quality.” Read more

Stardom may trigger anxiety and panic attacks

Stardom may trigger anxiety and panic attacks

Anxiety disorders are prevalent in society, cutting across age groups and socio-economic factors. However, many people shy away from speaking about their anxiety issues due to the stigma attached to them and associated myths. Anxiety disorders and panic attacks are not just the bane of the common man but can trouble stars and celebrities too. Read more

Anxiety increases risks of cancer

Anxiety increases risks of cancer

Stress is almost inevitable in life which proves to be the root cause of many physical and mental health issues. Commonly known as anxiety, stress has been studied to cause many hazards to health. Apart from triggering physical issues, it also impacts the mental health by causing lack of sleep, feeling of hopelessness, irritability, to name a few. The extent of damage caused by stress increases in case of an anxiety disorder, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Read more