New anxiety medications in development -  Part 3: BNC210

New anxiety medications in development – Part 3: BNC210

Of the few new and promising anxiety medications under development, BNC210, one of the anxiolytic medicines, has demonstrated a potent anxiolytic effect. Although the trials of this medication are still under way, it has shown efficacy in suppressing the malfunctioning areas of the brain that are responsible for anxiety.

Since it has no addictive or sedative properties, many believe that it can prove to be a better drug in managing anxiety than the current best lorazepam (a benzodiazepine medication). Moreover, it is unlikely to affect the cognitive function due to above characteristics. So far, no major side effect has been reported during the trials. Read more

Tips to deal with fear of public speaking

Tips to deal with fear of public speaking

Stage fright or fear of public speaking is a predominant problem among people from all sections of the society. Apparently, there are a number of people in this world who fear to speak in front of audiences more than they fear any natural calamity, theft, ghosts, kidnapping, and even death. But, over time, this fear may become more chronic and disruptive and can have an adverse impact on an individual’s professional as well as personal life. 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

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

Most recommended books on anxiety – Part 4

Most recommended books on anxiety – Part 4

Very few people understand anxiety as a kind of mental disorder that needs to be treated once it is diagnosed. Many understand fear and anxiety to be one and the same. However, they are not so. Physicians classify fear as a physiological effect in response to some internal or external stimuli, whereas anxiety is looked upon entirely as a psychological impact on one’s mind. Read more