ANXIETY, PANIC ATTACKS

 ANXIETY, PANIC ATTACKS

Women are twice as more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety than men. It is caused by a combination of factors such as hormones, genetics or traumatic events. It can manifest in different types of disorders such as:

  • ¬†GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD)
  • PANIC DISORDER
  • PHOBIAS
  • SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER
  • OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)
  • POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
  • SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDER

Most people experience anxiety but when it becomes excessive and effects their daily life it is known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). People with GAD may anticipate disaster and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. Individuals with GAD find it difficult to control their worry. They may worry more than seems warranted about actual events or may expect the worst even when there is no apparent reason for concern.

In homeopathy, in order to treat anxiety effectively, we try to get to the root of the problem, i.e. what they are anxious about, or what may have caused the anxiety in the first place. It could be after a sudden shock or grief. It could be caused by the menstrual cycle, or the menopause. It could be genetic but manifests itself by the patient becoming unnecessarily worried about their own health.

I have found homeopathy to be extremely effective in treating anxiety, GAD, panic attacks and PTSD. As well as treating people in my practice, over the past two years I have been part of a group of homeopaths treating Syrian children at a school for refugees in Turkey and I have seen first hand how effective homeopathy can be in treating all types of anxiety and panic disorders.