Article by Dr. Jayashree Ramana

Mental and emotional pain is the most common and least discussed problem in the modern world. The corona pandemic has further exacerbated this problem with the new norm of social distancing impacting our lives at multiple levels. It is affecting our finances, our relationships, our travel plans and this has set the perfect storm for anxiety and depression.

Normal anxiety is part of the body’s natural defense system to safeguard us in situations of exigency (fight or flight response). The trigger could be anything like job loss, loss of a loved one, heartbreak, trauma, accident or anything else. People with anxiety may have varied symptoms including but not limited to dizziness, muscle tension, restlessness, difficulty falling sleep or staying asleep, racing heartbeat, a pittish feeling in the stomach, chest pain, dry mouth, loss of energy or stamina, cold or clammy hands, etc. Anxiety becomes a problem when the individual response is way more exaggerated in proportion to the threat or it occurs even when there is not a trigger. That happens because the mind simply becomes habituated of worrying over trivial things and responds the way it should have responded to a bigger threat. Unresolved anxiety and chronic stress result in depression and also increase the risk of other ailments.

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