Month: January 2016

Anxiety Treatment for Better Tomorrow – Part 2

At the outset, I would like to thank everyone who had gone through my earlier article and posted their valuable comments. In view of this huge response I was encouraged to post the second part of Anxiety Treatment for Better Tomorrow.

In part-1, I dealt mainly with the introduction for stress and anxiety and the existing Conventional treatment methods (drug and non-drug) in medical field. But unfortunately as most of us are aware of the fact that these methods have lot of limitations, which is mainly because of the ‘symptomatic’ approach to the anxiety problem.

Limitations of existing conventional treatments:

1) With Medicines:

  • Only Symptomatic Relief
  • Effective as long as on medication
  • Dependence &Side-effects on long term use

2) Without Medicines (counseling, psychotherapy, de-sensitization, other alternative methods)

  • Not effective as a therapeutic method.
  • Improvement is totally based on self-effort or practice and motivation.

Hence there is a dire need for a therapy which should be“scientific”, “medicine-free”, “without self-effort”, “treats the root-cause”& delivers “permanent cure”.

Is there any therapy which fulfills all there criteria???

Yes there is, regarding which we will discuss in my next post….

Fears can be easily overcome but not Phobias – Why?

Fear and Phobia are qualitatively very different problems hence a distinction between them is useful.

1) A fear is a normal emotional response to a real or perceived threat that everyone experiences.

Eg: If someone points a gun at you, it is logical to feel fear. In contrast Phobia is a fear response to some stimulus that is illogical, Irrational & unreasonable and not based on a real threat.

2) Fear in fact is one of our defence mechanisms. There are some things we should fear, so that we can flee or avoid the situation whereas Phobia is counter-productive & interferes with not only one’s ability to perform but also their quality of life.

3)  The difference between a fear and phobia is not just the acuteness of it; it is also that a phobia is blown out of proportion in the person’s mind.when someone has a real phobia, they spend an inordinate amount of time or make an unnecessarily large effort to avoid the thing they fear.

Eg; People, who have a spider phobia often spend considerable time worrying about spiders, spend an inordinate amount of time ensuring they do not come in contact with a spider, and will avoid places and activities in order to avoid spiders.

4) Fear can be easily  overcome . Phobias cannot be easily overcome unless through effective Phobia treatment.

Anxiety Treatment for Better Tomorrow – Part 2

At the outset, I would like to thank everyone who had gone through my earlier article and posted their valuable comments. …

Fears can be easily overcome but not Phobias – Why?

Fear and Phobia are qualitatively very different problems hence a distinction between them is useful. 1) A fear is a normal …

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) Social anxiety disorder (SAD), also known as social phobia, is the most common anxiety disorder …