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Subtle signs indicating a child’s struggle with anxiety

On hearing the word anxiety, invariably one happens to associate the mental problem with an adult. People usually have a notion that adults deal with different types of anxiety disorders due to various factors like relationships, work-pressures, financial concerns, unpredictable future, health concerns, and so on. However, people fail to realize that on the same lines, children can also grapple with anxiety, the only difference being that they fail to comprehend the reason behind their anxiety and do not know that they are actually struggling with something about which they need to talk. Read more

Postpartum anxiety: Identification of the monster ensures effective parenting

Welcoming a newborn into the fold is a joyous moment for any family. Whether it is the mother’s first or fifth endeavor at motherhood, it is a time of emotional upheaval. During the transition from pregnancy to motherhood, it is quite normal for women to experience the moderate levels of fears and worries while accommodating to their new role.

However, for some mothers, these stressors can develop quickly and significantly thwart their ability to enjoy motherhood and take care of their newborn and themselves. It can be extremely overwhelming when a new mother consistently worries about the newborn’s health, her ability to be a good parent, balancing personal and professional responsibilities, etc. When such worries come in the way of a mother’s ability to perceive the reality, she may be experiencing the symptoms of postpartum anxiety. Read more

Tricks to manage anxiety symptoms in social settings

For most people, sweating at a party, trembling during a speech, blushing during a date, or shivering while appearing for a job interview can be quite common. In fact, most people have been there at some point in their lives. As opined by counselor and relationship expert Julienne B. Derichs, LCPC, “Social anxiety is when a person feels highly anxious about being with other people and has a hard time talking to them. They often feel very self-conscious in front of other people and worried about feeling humiliated, embarrassed, or rejected, or fearful of offending others, being very afraid that other people will judge them.” Read more

Ignorance, stigma about mental health rampant among people, finds survey

People with mental health problems have a lot to bother about in life besides dealing with their devastating condition. For them, every day is a battle to win. It is unfortunate that people who deserve love and support at personal and social level are struck by the stigma attached to mental health problems. They are ignored, insulted and ill-treated. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), around 43,421 American adults aged between 18-25 years had some mental illness in the past year. The numbers have steadily increased in the last two years. Read more

Harness these habits to control anxiety

Life is full of surprises and uncertainties that can give rise to various situations and circumstances. Managing them can get tough, at times, and in the process of doing so, one might suffer from various mental health problems, anxiety being one of them. Anxiety due to work, kids, spouse and other issues is fairly common. However, if the anxiety gets overpowering, it might affect one’s quality of life. In addition to this, many a times, people indulge in some habits, not knowing how these habits might be elevating their anxieties. Read more

Tips to prevent burnout for women entrepreneurs

Today, women have scaled great heights in different spheres of life, including the corporate world. Off late, millions of women across the globe are successfully donning the role of entrepreneurs. While talking about a female entrepreneur, one might visualize protagonist Miranda Priestly, played by acclaimed actress Meryl Streep from the movie “Devil Wears Prada.” She was portrayed as an overbearing boss, clad in a cult business suit or a Ponte skirt, sipping hot chocolate from the comforts of her office or traveling back-to-back across different cities in the world in business class. However, Priestly did not have a happy personal life. Read more

Social anxiety-a common problem among transgender community

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

Anxiety increases the odds of early mortality in lung cancer patients, finds study

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

Handy tips to relieve stress at work

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