Self-help tips for managing GAD symptoms

Self-help tips for managing GAD symptoms

Anxiety, in general, is a feeling of uneasiness, such as worry or fear about an unforeseen situation. It is the body’s natural “fight-flight-freeze” response triggered by the hormone adrenaline in response to stressful situations. However, people suffering from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are in a state of constant worry or tension that may continue for six months or more due to reasons that are mostly unfounded. Unlike a phobia, where the fear is connected to a specific thing or situation, people suffering from GAD usually worry about regular matters, such as family, health, work, money, etc., and take them to an altogether another level. Read more

Anxiety sensitivity is not a myth anymore

Anxiety sensitivity is not a myth anymore

With the passage of time, psychologists and medical practitioners are grappling a newer set of challenges and mental health problems. In fact, many new phenomena have surged that are beyond the comprehension of the medical fraternity. Of the many psychological phenomena, anxiety sensitivity is a fairly new problem wherein people get anxious thinking about being anxious in the future. Besides being hailed as “the mother of all anxiety,” it is also best known as the “fear of fear.” Read more

4 ways to deal with anxiety

4 ways to deal with anxiety

Worry is a normal part of our lives and can be helpful in certain instances, like in making us more competitive, being vigilant of any upcoming danger etc. We often worry about our finances, work and family. Some amount of anxiety can help us think ahead and make good decisions in our life. However, sometimes, these worries do become more confronting than our everyday worries. If someone has been experiencing worries that are excessive, uncontrollable, or irrational for a long time, chances are, one may be suffering from generalized anxiety disorder or GAD. Read more