List of Psychological disorders.


Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness, worry, or unease that is a normal human experience. It is also present in a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and phobias. Although each of these disorders is different, they all feature distress and dysfunction specifically related to anxiety and fear.

In addition to anxiety, people often also have physical symptoms, including shortness of breath, dizziness, sweating, rapid heartbeat, and/or tremor.

Anxiety disorders often substantially change people’s daily behaviour, including leading them to avoid certain things and situations. And are diagnosed using specific established criteria.

Anxiety is a normal response to a threat or to psychologic stress. Normal anxiety has its root in fear and serves an important survival function. When someone is faced with a dangerous situation, anxiety triggers the fight-or-flight response. With this response, a variety of physical changes, such as increased blood flow to the heart and muscles, provide the body with the necessary energy and strength to deal with life-threatening situations, such as running from an aggressive animal or fighting off an attacker.

However, anxiety is considered a disorder when it
  • Occurs at inappropriate times
  • Occurs frequently
  • Is so intense and long-lasting that it interferes with a person’s normal activities

Anxiety disorders are more common than any other category of mental health disorder and affect about 15% of adults in the United States. Significant anxiety can persist for years and begin to feel normal to the person with the anxiety. For this and other reasons, anxiety disorders are often not diagnosed or treated.

Anxiety disorders include

The mental distress that occurs immediately or shortly after experiencing or witnessing an overwhelming traumatic event is no longer classified as an anxiety disorder. Such disorders are now classified as trauma and stressor-related disorders and include acute stress disorder, adjustment disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Our individuality or uniqueness as a person, which is influenced by our upbringing and life situations, is the reason why some people experience anxiety more than others.

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Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental health disorder.

People with an anxiety disorder are more likely than other people to have depression.

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Causes of anxiety disorders

The causes of anxiety disorders are not fully known, but the following may be involved:

Genetic factors (including a family history of an anxiety disorder)

Anxiety tends to run in families. Doctors think some of this tendency may be inherited, but some is probably learned by living with anxious people.

Environment (such as experiencing a traumatic event or stress)

An anxiety disorder can be triggered by environmental stresses, such as the breakup of a significant relationship or exposure to a life-threatening disaster.

Psychologic makeup

When a person’s response to stresses is inappropriate or a person is overwhelmed by events, an anxiety disorder can arise. For example, some people find speaking before a group exhilarating. But others dread it, becoming anxious with symptoms such as sweating, fear, a rapid heart rate, and tremor. Such people may avoid speaking even in a small group.

A physical condition

Anxiety can also be caused by a general medical disorder or the use or discontinuation (withdrawal) of a drug. General medical disorders that can cause anxiety include the following:

  • Heart disorders, such as heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
  • Hormonal (endocrine) disorders, such as an overactive adrenal gland (hyper-adrenocorticoids) or thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) or a hormone-secreting tumor called a pheochromocytoma.
  • Lung (respiratory) disorders, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Even fever can cause anxiety.
  • Anxiety may occur in dying people as a result of fear of death, pain, and difficulty breathing ( see Depression and Anxiety).
The use or discontinuation (withdrawal) of a drug

Drugs that can trigger anxiety include the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Stimulants (such as amphetamines)
  • Caffeine
  • Cocaine
  • Many prescription drugs, such as corticosteroids
  • Some over-the-counter weight-loss products, such as those containing the herbal product guarana, caffeine, or both.
  • Withdrawal from alcohol or sedatives, such as benzodiazepines (used to treat anxiety disorders), can cause anxiety and other symptoms, such as insomnia and restlessness.

Symptoms of anxiety disorders

Anxiety can arise suddenly, as in panic, or gradually over minutes, hours, or days. Anxiety can last for any length of time, from a few seconds to years. It ranges in intensity from barely noticeable qualms to a full-blown panic attack, which may cause shortness of breath, dizziness, an increased heart rate, and trembling (tremor).

Anxiety disorders can be so distressing and interfere so much with a person’s life that they can lead to depression. People may develop a substance use disorder. People who have an anxiety disorder (except for certain very specific phobias, such as fear of spiders) are at least twice as likely to have depression as those without an anxiety disorder. Sometimes people with depression develop an anxiety disorder.

People with anxiety disorders often also feel tired, have problems sleeping, lose their appetite and/or taste for food, and lose weight. Their sex drive may decrease. These problems develop gradually.

Constant anxiety can prevent people from doing what they usually enjoy and starts to affect the body as well. They may develop various physical symptoms and pain. They may stop their activities, withdraw socially, and become preoccupied with health. The mind-body complex is now fully affected and becomes a vicious circle which keeps an individual in suffering mode. 

Diagnosis of anxiety disorders

A doctor’s thorough evaluation which includes physical; mental; emotional; social health and environmental influence. Through this evaluation doctors try to identify the cause of anxiety, factors modifying it and the impact of such anxiety on the daily life quality of a person.

Deciding when anxiety is severe enough to be considered a disorder can be complicated. People’s ability to tolerate anxiety varies, and determining what constitutes abnormal anxiety can be difficult. Doctors usually use the following specific established criteria:

  • Anxiety is very distressing.
  • Anxiety interferes with functioning.
  • Anxiety is long-lasting or keeps coming back.

Doctors look for other disorders that may be causing anxiety, such as depression or a sleep disturbance. Doctors also ask whether relatives have had similar symptoms, because anxiety disorders tend to run in families.

Doctors also do a physical examination. Blood and other tests may be done to check for other medical disorders that can cause anxiety.

Doctors ask how the person feels; eats; sleeps and goes through a routine day. Identifying these changes is critical because they can make the situation better or worse and, if present, must be treated for the disorder to be treated effectively.

Homeopathic Treatment of anxiety disorders

After a thorough evaluation, each case is worked upon and a set of similar medicines is derived from which one single medicine which fits the patient’s presentation at that time, in relevant intensity and repetitions is given.

All of the anxiety disorders can occur along with other psychiatric conditions. For example, anxiety disorders often occur along with an alcohol use disorder. It is important to treat all of these conditions as soon as possible. Treating the alcohol use disorder without treating the anxiety is unlikely to be effective since the person may be using alcohol to treat the anxiety. On the other hand, treating the anxiety without addressing the alcohol disorder may be unsuccessful because daily changes in the amount of alcohol in the blood can cause levels of anxiety to fluctuate.

Some need only one medicine throughout the duration of treatment and some need few in sequence one after another across the treatment.

Timely follow-ups are essential to keep moving forward towards the goal of treatment and to identify, manage and overcome any obstacles to the outcome.

Outcome of Individualized Homeopathic treatment

With Individualized Homeopathic treatment focused on the person who is suffering, the outlook is as follows:

  • Relieves anxiety
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Improves sleep
  • Improves activity
  • Relieves fatigue
  • Restores function
  • Better moods
  • Improves quality of life

Each person is unique and hence the time taken for treatment and the results achieved are also unique. 

Try to consult a well-qualified professional homeopath who practices adhering to the tenets of Hahnemannian Homeopathy for Best Outcomes.

Anxiety Disorders

Quick Facts


Anxiety is being worried or nervous. Anxiety is often normal. For example, many people are anxious when they're having money problems, trouble at work, or family difficulties.

However, you may have an anxiety disorder if:

  • You're anxious a lot of the time even when you aren't having problems or the problems aren't bad.
  • The anxiety is so severe it interferes with your life.

Having a little anxiety can help you focus, but having a lot makes it hard to do things well.

  • In addition to being anxious, you may feel short of breath, dizzy, sweaty, and have a fast heartbeat.
  • Some medical problems can cause anxiety (for example, heart disease, lung problems, or an overactive thyroid gland).
  • Many drugs can cause or worsen anxiety (for example, amphetamines, caffeine, cocaine, and corticosteroids).
  • People with anxiety are more likely than other people to have depression.

Homeopaths treat anxiety disorders with single homeopathic medicine which fits your individual case. As the treatment progresses, upon further assessments the treatment may be modified as per the need of the individual case, to achieve the desired outcomes.

Doctors don't know exactly what causes anxiety, but the following make it more likely:

  • Family history of anxiety (it runs in families).
  • Stressful life events, such as a natural disaster or relationship breakup.
  • Certain health problems, such as asthma.
  • Using certain substances, such as alcohol.

It is your genetic predisposition and your unique response system, the way you are wired, which makes you unique. Homeopathy values this uniqueness of yours.

You, and the whole of you, are the only reason why you experience the disease differently from others.

It is

  • your genetic predisposition and
  • your unique response system

These are constantly evolving as you grow through life. They are constituted and modified by

  • your upbringing and
  • your experience of different life situations around you

Technically the way you are wired and the way you learn and change through life is what makes you unique. This is the main reason why people experience diseases differently.

Homeopathy values this uniqueness of yours, and therefore there are no medicines for disease conditions but for the person who is experiencing those disease conditions. This is the basic reason that allows a homeopath to prescribe a single medicine at a given time, even for multiple disease conditions.

With Homeopathic treatment custom tailored for you, focused on your uniqueness, the treatment's efficacy can be experienced in the following ways:

  • You feel better than before.
  • Your episode lasts shorter and is less intense.
  • Your sleep improves in quality.
  • You feel more active and energetic.
  • You are able to eat better.
  • Your mind and body work better.
  • You make better choices for yourself.
  • You enjoy better health than before.

Each person is unique and hence the time taken for treatment and the results achieved are also unique.

This is the most important question. Our homeopaths work together with you as a team trying to achieve the same goal in a rapid, gentle, and permanent way. You and only you can assist in improving the outcomes of your treatment by keeping in mind the following points:

  • Timely taking your medicine as per the guidelines provided.
  • Schedule follow-ups on time, as they are essential to keep moving forward toward our goal.
  • Help doctors/homeopaths identify any obstacles to the outcome by freely sharing the details thoroughly and pre-emptively.
  • Filling the assessment forms at required intervals.
  • If any new or old symptom appears, inform your doctor/homeopath, before doing anything on your own and follow the guidance given by them.
  • Not taking medicines on your own, as these interfere (slows down) and hampers (suppress) the process that is happening within your system for becoming healthy.
  • If any tests are required, get them done.
  • Not stopping any medicines on your own without your doctor/homeopath's advice - be it conventional or alternative.
  • Sharing if any other therapies or modalities are being utilized by you. Some ingredients may have interactions and consequences with your ongoing treatment without you realizing it.

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