We cannot deny that we are what we think! Positive thoughts will lead us to feel relaxed in our bodies, but many times we find ourselves fighting negative thoughts that fill us with anxiety.

Without a doubt, our most challenging battles take place in our own minds.

Anxiety is a common condition today. Some people are more anxious than others. Genetic predisposition is an important factor, although unfavorable physical conditions can also contribute to its development.

Circumstances can act as triggers, such as the current pandemic and its potential threat to life. The struggle to adapt to a new way of life that keeps us safe also has created a lot of stress.

When anxiety interferes with daytime functioning, it is an anxiety disorder, but there are different types of anxiety disorders.

When anxiety is frequent and constant (worry and anxiety about many different activities and events) it constitutes a picture of generalized anxiety.

Panic disorder is characterized by brief attacks of intense anxiety with autonomic symptoms such as: tachycardia, sweating, etc.

Phobic disorders refer to an intense, persistent, and unreasonable fear of situations, circumstances, or objects.

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) involves intrusive thoughts of anxiety “obsessions” that cause peculiar behaviors “compulsions”.

Acute stress disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) involve severe anxiety after a life- threatening event.

Conventional treatment for anxiety disorders includes behavioral psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy (anxiolytic medications).

Homeopathy can help restore mental and emotional balance, as well as strengthen the immune system and improve physical health with a natural treatment without side effects.

It is time to take a deep breath and regain balance!

Archive: August 21,2020
Author: Nancy Dutto, MD