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Anxiousness In Kids - How To Cope With It?

Dr. Swaroop Bhatankar 89% (19 ratings)
MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Thane
Anxiousness In Kids - How To Cope With It?

Worrying is a natural tendency among children. While some worrying helps children to excel, too much worrying can lead to anxiety related disorders. From friendship woes to homework to fear of failure, there could be a lot of factors that can lead to anxiousness in a kid. This problem is mostly witnessed in school going, children. Some of the common symptoms that are portrayed include the need to be perfectionists, seeking of constant reassurance, getting sick worrying too much, scared of participating in a group event.

How to prepare your child to overcome anxiety?

  • Pass on the anxiety: Anxiousness has to be passed in form of something. Certain activities, therefore play great strokes in addressing anxiousness. Teach your kids to distress in the form of TV or teach them to write when they are anxious. This not only takes off anxiety from the equation, it helps a kid to relax without the fear of failure.
  • Reassurance: Kids suffering from anxiousness often need repeated reassurance about the task in hand. The task here for a parent is to make their kid understand that failure will not impact their relationship with their parents. Often the failure of letting someone down makes a kid anxious. Constant reassurance will curtail the tendency. This being said, parents should ensure that this doesn’t become a habit for the kid. The idea is to make them comfortable and not letting your child dependent on you.
  • Relaxation techniques: A study published by the Journal of School Counseling argued that kids who practice relaxation techniques are far less likely to suffer from anxiety and stress related disorders as compared to their peers. Some of the relaxation techniques that can be easily learned and practised include breathing exercises, meditation, yoga and so on. This exercise helps children to focus and concentrate more.


 

Panic Disorder - Can Behavioural Treatment Help Treat It?

Dr. Ashish Kuthe 90% (89 ratings)
MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Panic Disorder - Can Behavioural Treatment Help Treat It?

A panic attack is the result of a sudden enormous burst of fear and anxiety. The heart tends to beat faster and breathing becomes difficult. A person gets a feeling of going crazy and dries up. If the treatment is not taken on time, this condition can aggravate to panic disorder and such other problems. It is totally curable if the symptoms are addressed properly. 

Symptoms of panic disorder:
Panic attacks can lead someone to panic in any place. It takes only 10 minutes to reach its peak and typically lasts for 25-20 minutes. A patient is a prime candidate of a panic disorder if he frequently suffers from the following symptoms:

  1. The discomfort of the chest
  2. Profound sweating
  3. Hyperventilation
  4. Fear of losing control of life
  5. Feeling of detachment from the surrounding
  6. A choked feeling
  7. Heart palpitation
  8. Sudden cold flashes and tingling sensation

Apart from the above symptoms, if a patient suffers from anxiety in between panic attacks in anticipation of another panic attacks, he could be suffering from panic disorders. it is often witnessed that patients suffering from panic disorder avoid certain situations and places.

What causes panic disorder?
Panic disorder results from frequent panic attacks and the cause of the latter are not very clear. It is believed that certain life transitions such as divorce, getting married, acute stress, the death of loved one can result in panic attacks. A person has higher chances of getting this disease if it runs in the family. Some medical conditions that can cause panic disorder are hyperthyroidism, use of stimulants such as cocaine, caffeine and mitral valve prolapse.

How it can be treated?
Behavioral treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy is widely considered as one of the effective treatments for panic attacks. This form of treatment effectively focuses on thinking patterns and behavior that triggers panic attacks. It helps you to look at your apprehensions in a better light. Another method of treatment for panic disorder is called exposure therapy. This method exposes a patient sensation of panic in a controlled environment. The trick is to deal with it in a much better way. For instance, you might be asked to cross the road. When you successfully manage to do it without getting crashed, you are less likely to panic in foreseeable future.
Medication Treatment: Medication can address the problem temporarily, but is not a good solution for long term. Certain medication such as antidepressants and Benzodiazepines are prescribed by doctors with time duration of every 1-2 hours. These are anti-anxiety drugs and gives immediate relief from panic attacks. However, it should be ensured that these medicines are only consumed once a doctor prescribes it.

Dear Doctor, Recently I returned from London due to diabetes attack. From that day I am severely facing anxiety attack. Not able to concentrate on work. Whenever I open laptop and start doing work I am feeling more anxious. My mind is not able to take any task. All the task which I used to do easily before, Now taking lot of anxiety and nervousness to complete it. If I take more load on the brain (Like doing software development work, Riding bike, Driving car) I am feeling more and more nervous and my body starts to sweat. Please advice if this is due to diabetes (Fasting: 111 mg/dl/ Post Lunch: 192 mg/dl) or Is it due to anxiety or depression. Thanks,

Ms. M Sri Vidhya Venkatesan 92% (476 ratings)
MS - Counselling & Psychotherapy, Master of Arts In Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology & English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Dear Doctor,
Recently I returned from London due to diabetes attack. From that day I am severely facing anxiety attac...
Hi lybrate-user, Yes you are suffering from anxiety because of being diagnosed of diabetes. Yes it is curable with the help of Psychotherapy and Counseling. It would be better if you could consult with a Professional Psychologist at your locality or online Psychologist to overcome this problem and to lead a normal and happy life forever. If you are interested you can contact me either through text chat or online consultation yes are most welcome. Take care. Be relaxed. No worries.
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Things To Get You Out Of A Social Anxiety Rut!

Dr. Swaroop Bhatankar 89% (19 ratings)
MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Thane
Things To Get You Out Of A Social Anxiety Rut!

While being shy in unfamiliar conditions and with unknown people is normal for many people, it is considered a disorder when it starts to interfere with your life and stops you from seeking out new opportunities, meeting people or generally living your life to the fullest. The primary cause for this in most people is the fear of judgment or evaluation in the eyes of the others. Social anxiety may thus interfere with your personal as well as professional goals. Some of the ways you can take care of this problem are mentioned below.

  • Slowly expose yourself to incremental anxiety situations: One of the best ways to overcome anxiety is to expose yourself regularly to situations that may make you uncomfortable. You can write down a series of situations which have increased your level of anxiety. You can then expose yourself to the situation that scares you the least repeatedly until you become habituated to it. Then you can slowly move up the list and conquer each one of the socially fearful settings, one by one.
  • Deep breathing and meditationMeditation has been seen to clear up your mind and embolden you to face difficult situations. Practicing it daily can definitely help you overcome social anxiety. Even before you are about to engage in a large social or public gathering, deep breathing helps relax your muscles and also enables you to become calmer, thus reducing social anxiety.
  • Self-help manuals: There are a lot of manuals out there which are meant to help you deal with your social anxiety; whether it is in general, with public speaking or in a room full of guests in an informal setting. Generally, these are used in conjunction with therapy from a professional, but you can try certain self-help books which can guide you through a detailed process and help you deal with the social anxiety that you may face in certain situations.

Hello doctor I am suffering from stress and anxiety. I am only thinks about past things and future and always anxious for that. I also take medication for a year Under physiatrist supervision. But now I am again felling depressed. What I do please suggest me doctor I am feeling hopeless.

Dr. Akshata Bhat 92% (1929 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Hello doctor I am suffering from stress and anxiety. I am only thinks about past things and future and always anxious...
Tremors, feeling anxious or nervous, sense of panic, sweating, increased heartbeat, feeling of impending doom, stomach discomfort, dizziness etc are signs of anxiety. These can be debilitating. If the anxiety is overwhelming, consult a Psychiatrist at the earliest. With the right medication and counseling, it is likely your symptoms will improve.
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I am 22 years old. I have a problem of masturbating daily in two to five times from almost one year. Before this bit is one time per day. What should I do to stop it? I also get angry very quickly on small small things. I have anxiety also. I used to keep quiet more time. I like to live alone. What should I do to over it?

Dr. G.R. Agrawal 95% (20667 ratings)
DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 22 years old. I have a problem of masturbating daily in two to five times from almost one year. Before this bit ...
Hello, You are under weight, get rid of masturbation, immediately. Masturbation, thrice a week be healthy but frequent attempts to it be hazardous  to your health in future. It causes, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction & impotency with  curvature of penile -shaft affecting your married life in future.• You lose vital fluid from your body practicing masturbation, frequently making you week with lack of  concentrarion, general weakness with black ring under eyes. •Go for meditation to reduce your urge to masturbate keeping your nerves calm  to sustain withdrawal syndrome of masturbation, fast,if any. •Divert your attention ,whenever you feel urge for masturbation, Go to library, meet your bossom friends in order to check masturbation. You should  quit this injurious habit as soon as possible in order to father a baby, in future. Tk,  homoeopathic medicine. @ AlfalfaQ -10 drops,  thrice with little water. Avoid, junkfood,  alcohol & nicotine. Tk,  care.
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My first day of Eating nexito5 I feel more energyless and anxiety and fear why sir.

Dr. Anjali Gupta 85% (210 ratings)
Masters in Psychology, M.PHIL in Medical & Social Psychology, PhD - Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
My first day of Eating nexito5 I feel more energyless and anxiety and fear why sir.
This is an antidepressant. Make clear what disease you have. If the problem can be take care with the therapy than go with the therapy.
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Maine klonaz md 0.5 aur rexipra 15 aur polybion czs, teen din se maine khayi nahi hai to koi problem to nahi hogi na ?

Dr. Era Sharma Dutta 92% (133 ratings)
MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Kolkata
Maine klonaz md 0.5 aur rexipra 15 aur polybion czs, teen din se maine khayi nahi hai to koi problem to nahi hogi na ?
Hello Medicines should never be left suddenly. It i€™s like driving a car at full speed and suddenly pulling the hand brake. There may be withdrawal effects and more ill symptoms. Try to re- initiate before they begin pls. Always consult your doctor when you wish to stop the medication.
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Sir, I am having panic attack, anxiety problems from past 2 years and had consulted a psychiatrist and was under medication. I had improved a lot but not cured 100%.i stopped taking any medicine from past 10 months. Since last 2 weeks I am again feeling some anxiety problems. I was taking censpram 5 and rivotril .5 mg, can I continue the medicine for some more weeks.

Ms. Sunita Panday 90% (359 ratings)
M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
Sir, I am having panic attack, anxiety problems from past 2 years and had consulted a psychiatrist and was under medi...
Hi, I would suggest you to take some counseling sessions along with medication. Refrain yourself from stopping the medicines on your own. See a psychiatrist again to restart the medication.
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