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World Mental Health Day – Understanding Anxiety through five Simple Questions

Q. What triggers Anxiety ? 

Well, as per the study conducted by ICMR indian council of Medical Research, about one in seven persons in India suffers from mental disorders of varying severity. The data suggests that the mental disorders like depression and anxiety are the most common disorders affecting 45.7 million and 44.9 million people, respectively.

India being one developing nation going through a lot of social, political and economical changes. The data give us a clear picture about how grave is the mental health issue. The common trigger could be a variety of things but some of the common triggers are the education pressure, financial stress, Health Issues, Ongoing conflicts, Stress and socializing could be one too. 

Q. Symptoms of Anxiety 

Well some of the common symptoms are 

  • Constant Fear
  • Uncontrolled worry
  • Muscle tension
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Insomnia 
  • Physical discomfort 
  • Restlessness 
  • Irritability 
  • Feeling on Edge 

But there can be more symptoms depending upon how grave the disorder is.

Q. How to Identify your Anxiety Disorder  

There are few suggested activities to identify your triggers. Keeping a journal is one most recommended. Keep track of whenever you feel a noticeable trigger. Mention the possible reason that might have triggered it. 

See a therapist – Your therapist can help you in identifying the triggers with right methods

Q. Why is it important to Seek Help?

Like physical health Mental well being is equally important. Anxiety influences thought process, behavior and the judgments which may gradually become dangerous to you or to the people around. It aggressively defines daily life activities  and actions. Panic attacks can lead to other serious health risks as well. It’s totally okay to see a therapist to seek help. Your mental well being is important.

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