Social anxiety is a common mental health disorder, wherein the sufferer tries hard to avoid all possible social contacts. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) defines social anxiety disorder (SAD) as “a persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others”. This fear may be so severe that it can interfere with one’s work, school and other activities and may negatively affect his or her ability to form relationships. Read more
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It is common for people with suspected cancer to suffer from anxiety, especially while undergoing cancer screening tests or taking cancer treatment. Apparently, when cancer is accompanied by debilitating mental ailments like anxiety, it might interfere with one’s ability to sleep and increase feelings or pain, apart from affecting the overall quality of life. Read more
It is natural for parents to worry about their children. Whether it is about their health, friends or academic performance, parents spend a considerable time worrying about their children’s welfare. Sometimes, they are so obsessed with their children’s comfort and happiness that they start doubting their own parenting skills. Read more
Workplace stress is the most difficult problem faced by many professionals around the world. But when it becomes an everyday affair, it can lead to dangerous effects on one’s mental as well as physical health. Since work-related pressure is beyond one’s control, it is important to adopt strategies that can help a person to reduce or manage his or her stress levels, and thereby achieve a work-life balance. Read more
Abandonment from a relationship close to one can be very disturbing. In fact, the impact of such an incident can be stressful to the extent that it may cause nightmares, bring back hurting memories and generate emotions of hopelessness and leave the affected one extremely anxious and tensed. The resulting psychological trauma can also leave one physically tired, disconnected from surroundings and emotionally vulnerable. Their inability to trust other people causes them to remain isolated and fearful of everyone and everything. Such symptoms are similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more
Almost all countries of the world have had their share of natural disasters. The common feature of these natural calamities is that they leave behind a trail of damage, destruction and death to whosoever comes in their periphery. The impact of the catastrophe may be palpable in terms of loss of human life and property, death of stranded animals, disturbances in communication and transport, disruption of civic amenities, sudden floods followed by landslides and outbreak of plague. Read more
Pain is mostly associated with a physical discomfort that could be due to any reason. But sometimes, the nagging pain could be due to impalpable reasons and may last longer than the physical symptoms. Pain could stem from negative experiences such as accidents, death of a loved one, sexual assault or being a witness to some disastrous incident. The initial reactions to such traumatic experiences may be subtle including fear, insomnia or lack of concentration but may turn into a full blown disorder known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read more
Rape crimes not only affect the victim but also wreak havoc on the moral conscience of a nation. The pandemic of violent acts like sexual assault has a significant percentage of American population in its grip. This is evident from statistics highlighted in the study titled “Criminal Victimization, 2015” published in October 2016 by the U.S. Department of Justice that reports of roughly 204,000 Americans being sexually assaulted in 2015 alone. It also reported that young people aged 12 or older experienced nearly five million violent victimizations. Read more
“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” – Susan Pease Banitt
Traumatic experiences can take a toll on one’s mind and behavior. Some experiences may be more distressing than others and may result from childhood abuse, feeling of neglect, loss of loved ones, lack of a proper support system or employment in jobs that included taking part in military expeditions and serving in war zones. Read more
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
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