Virtual reality can diagnose anxiety disorders

Virtual reality can diagnose anxiety disorders

The reach of virtual technology (VR) has transcended boundaries. While VR was initially devised for gaming purposes only, it has slowly become an integral part of everyday life. Whether it is entertainment or health care, VR is now omnipresent. Interestingly, VR is proving exceedingly effective in the treatment of mental disorders. What was difficult for the practiced hand, VR technology is trying to make easy. Read more

Ways to understand people grappling with anxiety

Ways to understand people grappling with anxiety

Anyone can feel anxious, especially during situations like facing some problems at work, appearing in an exam or even making an important decision. It is a normal fear that one can overcome easily. But when such a fear or worry starts affecting one’s daily activities and relationships, the person may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. One of the most common mental problems in the United States, an anxiety disorder affects around 40 million American adults every year. Sadly, only 37 percent of them receive treatment, as people are still reluctant to talk openly about a mental health problem and seek help for it. Read more

Debt – a key factor behind significant stress and anxiety among Americans

Debt – a key factor behind significant stress and anxiety among Americans

“I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.”

― E.E. Cummings

Attracted by extremely fascinating credit offers, easy access to money and incomprehensible mortgage offers, many naive and unsuspecting Americans have fallen into the trap of massive debts. Sucked deep into never-ending bills and fines levied by credit card companies, the mental health of consumers is getting affected, increasing the rate of prevalence of anxiety disorders among them. Read more