Anxiety / Tension: why it needs treatment


Anxiety is a symptom of many uncomfortable mental states collectively called ‘Anxiety Disorders’

Panic Disorder

  •  palpitation, fear, sweating, choking sensation, difficulty breathing, discomfort in the chest and abdomen, lasting a few seconds-minutes
  •  a panic attack may be bad enough to make you feel you are going to lose control or go crazy, or even die

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

  • unnecessary worry about day to day activities or events
  •  tired, irritable, difficulty concentrating


  • specific phobias where there is irrational fear of an object or situation, e.g. heights
  • social phobia

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • obsessions are recurrent intrusive ideas, thoughts or impulses that you can’t control or resist
  • compulsions are actions you can’t control

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

  • severe stress caused by an extraordinary life event that you are unable to stop thinking about.


  • medicines to control anxiety, because you may find it difficult to deal with even the basic things you need to do, like going to work, interacting with people or even simply sleeping and eating normally
  • chronic uncontrolled anxiety can cause high blood pressure, gastric acidity and ulcers, etc.
  • specific measures, e.g, treatment of OCD
  •  therapy

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5 thoughts on “Anxiety / Tension: why it needs treatment

    1. You are right. Even after people develop physical illnesses as a result of chronic anxiety they continue seeking treatment for ‘acidity’, ‘BP’, sleeplessness, and not the anxiety per se. Controlling anxiety would probably prevent these, plus their further effects like ulcers, strokes, etc.


  1. A very good knowledgeable article to read and understood by a commom man.
    Today,wants are more in the short life to be met, and in the circus to attain max he ends up in anxiety. These are, i feel, self created, and if not diagonised or self realised lead to a cumulative effect on other organs.
    A regular break in routine is absolutely necessary.


  2. Anu has hit the nail on the head. I unknowingly suffered from a serious anxiety disorder for many years and was not diagnosed until my situation brought on clinical depression. It’s hard to know your true condition when you can only experience life from within your own head!


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