All About Anxiety And Anxiolysis
Scientific India|July - August 2019

Feeling anxious or tensed now and then about certain things like sagging economy, while facing a problem or even before an examination is a normal emotion and need not to be confused with any sort of a mental illness or an anxiety disorder.

Misbah Khan

However, when every situation around you feels like an alarm or emergency i.e. the symptoms of distress constantly hinder you from carrying on with your life normally, this is an alarming sign when you require proper treatment with professional and personal care to manage those feelings and overcome your unrealistic fears. According to the WHO reports, anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders and 1 in every 13 people globally suffers from it. While anxiety disorders are highly treatable yet only 36.9% of those suffering with it receive proper treatment. Some of the basic symptoms observed in those suffering with Anxiety disorders are:

Disturbed sleep cycles

Breathlessness

Heart palpitations

Cold, numb, sweaty or shaking hands and feet

Dizziness and headache

Painful memories with reoccurring nightmares Nausea Tense muscles Dry mouth and not being able to stay calm Some may even be associated with certain disorders like bipolar disorder, BDD (body dysmorphic disorder), Adult ADHD (attention deficit/ hyperactive disorder), IBD (Irritable bowel disorder), depression, diabetes and substance abuse.

Types of Anxiety disorders: Uncontrolled anxiety can manifest in any of the following anxiety disorders:

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