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 - Aconite is one of the top homeopathic remedies for anxiety as it covers the acuteness of anxiety attacks . The key symptoms of aconite 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 NITRICUM 200-Argentum nitricum is an excellent remedy for anxiety , especially chronic type.It is for anxiety with dizziness. It is more suited to people who suffer from ‘Generalised Anxiety Disorder ‘ . The main 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 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.
ANACARDIUM ORIENTALE 200- Anxiety. Fear of examination. Fear he is being pursued and prosecuted . Stage fright in musicians.Ancardium patients think that they are possessed of two persons or wills. They are very easily offended. Lack of confidence in himself and others. They have digestive problems.
– 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
CALCAREA CARB 200- Calcarea carb is also useful for anxiety. The patient thinks that he has done something wrong . He feels uneasy and anxious with palpitations. He fears loss of reason. Calcarea carb patients are desperate of life. Fears insanity. Bores others by repeatedly describing his ailments
GELSEMIUM 200- Anxiety due to fright, fear, emotions, exciting news or forthcoming examination and interview . Stage fright. Diarrhoea from emotional excitement, fright, bad news.For anxiety chills and hot flushes.
IGNATIA AMARA 200- Ignatia is prescribed when anxiety occurs due to any grief. The patient has a changeable mood. They are introspective, silently brooding , melancholic, sad and tearful, sighing and sobbing.
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 200-Anxiety with lack of confidence. The patient is unable to sleep due to the happenings during the day. Anxiety about forthcoming events. Lycopodium patients prefer warm food and drinks. They have a craving for sweets.
NATRUM MURIATICUM 200-The Natrum mur. Patient is anxious about everything, even has anxious dreams. Anxiety with chest pain.
PHOSPHORUS 200- Very restless patients who are sensitive. They need security and constant reassurance. Anxious , restless and nervous due to the fear of darkness, thunder, alone or dying.
PULSATILLA NIG. 200- Pulsatilla is prescribed when anxiety occurs after bad news or an emotional upset. The patient is weepy , touchy and needs company
PHOSPHORUS 200- Phosphorus is an effective remredy for anxiety of those people who are very restless and are sensitive. They need security and constant reassurance. Anxious, restless and nervous due to the fear of darkness, thunder, alone or dying.
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
SEPIA 200- Anxious towards evening. Dreads to be alone . Indifferent to those loved best.A feeling of bearing down in pelvis.
SYPHILINUM 200—Syphilinum is best for anxiety. An important feature of Syphilinum patients is that they repeatedly wash their hands and they feel compelled to do so in order to relieve their anxiety. Marked fear of night time, the patient dreads the approach of night. There is intense anxiety and a constant feeling that he may go insane
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS 200- Thuja is one of the very good remedies for generalized anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive neurosis. The patient generally gets anxious over trifles and cannot concentrate on whatever he does. He has many fixed ideas and he finds it difficult to get rid of them. Social phobia is also commonly seen in these patients who begin to get nervous and get twitching on being approached by strangers. Overall a very good drug for controlling anxiety states