Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful situations. But in some cases, it becomes excessive and can cause sufferers to dread everyday situations.
This type of steady, all-over anxiety is called Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Other anxiety-related disorders include panic attacks—severe episodes of anxiety which happen in response to specific triggers—and obsessive compulsive disorder , which is marked by persistent invasive thoughts or compulsions to carry out specific behaviors (such as hand-washing).
Anxiety so frequently co-occurs with depression that the two are thought to be twin faces of one disorder. Like depression, it strikes twice as many females as males.
Generally, anxiety arises first, often during childhood. Evidence suggests that both biology and environment can contribute to the disorder. Some people may have a genetic predisposition to anxiety; however, this does not make development of the condition inevitable. Early traumatic experiences can also reset the body’s normal fear-processing system so that it is hyper-reactive to stress.
The exaggerated worries and expectations of negative outcomes in unknown situations that typify anxiety are often accompanied by physical symptoms. These include muscle tension, headaches, stomach cramps, and frequent urination. Behavioral therapies, with or without medication to control symptoms, have proved highly effective against anxiety, especially in children.
ACONITUM NAPELLUS 30- Anxiety Aconite is as one of the the top homeopathic remedies for anxiety as it covers the acuteness of anxiety attacks . It has rarely failed me in treating acute anxiety attacks or in other words acute panic attacks . The key symptoms of aconite (aconite napelus ) to be used as a homeopathic remedy for anxiety is the ‘suddenness of symptoms’ . Anxiety or distress will come very suddenly and without any premonition and can come at any time . Feeling of impending doom and also fear of death is there.Anxiety attacks happen out of nowhere , at any time and there might not be any perceptible trigger or a reason for it to occur.
ARGENTUM NITRICIM 30- It is more specific it is more suited to people who suffer from ‘Generalised Anxiety Disorder ‘ . For a aperson who requires Argentum as a homeopathic remedy for treating anxiety, the symptoms are – there is constant sense of anxiety – here it differs from Aconite as it is used more when the attacks of anxiety are sudden in nature and are violent. In argentum patient the anxiety is not violent but is constant . the patient is more of a “worrier type ” and this is what leads to a state of constant anxiety . The patient that requires Argentum lives in a world full of fear, irrational impulses and a forsaken feeling. They are always in a state of worry. They anticipate all kinds of worrisome things .They suffer from a severe anticipatory anxiety – the thought of meeting a new person gives palpitations, trembling, a cramping pain in the abdomen and at times a strong urge to pass stool.Argentum patients suffer from all kinds of phobias claustrophobia , acrophobia etc. they usually Avoid crowded places, parties, narrow streets and alleys ; fear of height is very strongly marked and looking down even from the second floor sends shivers down the spine.thus Argentum covers all aspects of chronic anxiety disorder and hits the top in the list of homeopathic remedies for anxiety , especially when it comes to generalized anxiety disorder
ANACARDIUM ORIENTALE 200- Anxiety. Fear of examination. Fear he is being pursued and prosecuted . Stage fright in musicians
– anxiety, anxiousness, and mental restlessness is marked in this remedy. Always moving from one place to another, physically too weak to move, so he wants to be moved from place to place, Fear of death; fear that he is having some incurable disease. Sad and hopeless of recovery, Fear and in anxiety when alone, fees as if he will die soon. Suicidal tendencies, weary of life. Impulse to commit suicide, over sensitiveness to circumstances and surroundings, patients is extremely fastidious, wants everything in proper place even when he or she is sick
anxiety with fainting spells, profuse sweating, worse in the morning, mentally lazy, always tired, occasionally restlessness and hasty. Irritable impatient of others, selfish, easily excited and offended, Always in dreams, delusions, thinks rags to be beautiful things. He is a ragged philosopher, very unclean, does not care for neatness, he thinks there is no need of cleanliness. Suspicious and mentally depressed, Very forgetful, confused, absent minded, having aversion to mental, as well as physical efforts. Aversion to bathings sick