SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER

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Social Anxiety Disorder and Homeopathic treatment approach with Homeopathic Theraputics.

Anxiety is a general term for certain disorders that cause nervousness, fear,
apprehension and worrying.

Anxiety is closely related to an individuls needs and motives. So if the essential needs linked with affections, security, self esteem, achievement and freedom are not satisfactorily gratified, it may give rise to feeling of excessive anxiety.

WHAT IS SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER?

Social Anxiety Disorder is the most common anxiety disorder.
it is also known as Social Phobia.
Social Phobia is a irrational fear that produces a concious aboidance of feared subject, activity and situation.

INCIDENCE OF SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER

Social Anxiety Disorder is known to appear at an early age in most of the cases, developed by the age of 11 and in some cases by age of 20.

It is a serious mental health disorder in India with an incidence of 2.79%.

WHAT CAUSES SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER?

It is usually seen that there is greater risk of having social phobia if there is a positive family history.

The development of social anxiety disorder may occur from humiliating or embarassing social experience can be a trigger to social phobia.

CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER

A person with Social Anxiety Disorder is afraid that he or she will make mistakes, look bad and will be embarrased or humiliated infront of others.

The fear may be worse by lack of social skills or experience in social situations.

They suffer from distorted thinking including false beliefs about social situations and negative opinion of others.

Social anxiety disorder negatively interferes with the persons normal daily routine including school, work, social activities.

These patients presents with physiological symptoms such as excessive sweating, difficult breathing, palpitations.

Blushing and shyness is also exhibited by most of the individuals.

Social Anxiety shows a high degree of co occurance with other psychiatric disorders.

SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT APPROACH AND HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES 

Rate of anxiety disorder is increasing with change in lifestyle where people are subjected to various stress.

Mental or pyschiatric diseases are more troublesome to a patient in comparision with physical disorders.

Homeopathy not only reduces anxiety but also makes the individual feel better in other areas of functioning as well.

INDICATED HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES WITH THERAPUTICS FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER

ACONITE

Aconite is one of the most indicated medicine for Social anxiety disorder. The patient presents with social anxiety, palpitations, trembling, nervousness. Fear appearing in public. They avoid going in social events, crossing streets full of people.

ARSENIC ALBUM

Arsenic album is indicated in Social anxiety disorder. Presents with anticipation, anxiety, dread appearing in public. Social anxiety with depression. Presents with symptoms of indigestion and dirrhoea along with anxiety. They are very restless and fastidious. Great fear of death. And anxiety about health.

ARGENTUM NITRICUM

Argentum nitricum is indicated remedy in case of social phobia where the patient presents with grear anticipatory anxiety. Dread appearing in public, fear, anxiety, anticiaption before appearing a public event. Lack of confidence, examination and stage fear.

AMBRA GRESIA

Ambra gresia is indicated in case of social anxiety disorder. Patients have intense fear of appearing in public. They feel embarrassed. They havr fear and cannot perform any activity infront of others. Presents with blushing, nervousness and palpitation.

CALCAREA CARBONICA

Calcarea carbonica is one of the indicated remedy for social anxiety disorder. They are very mild, yielding ,lack of confidence, highly dependable. Their thoughts are confused when tired which adds to anxiety. Unknown fear, confused thoughts. Extremely chilly, slightest cold goes right through them. Presents with physical complaints like increased perspiration, palpitation.

IGNATIA AMARA

Ignatia is indicated in social anxiety. Very sensitive, mild and anxious person. Anxiousness due to grief, loss of loved one, disappointments, stressfull emotional experience, frequent mood swings. Presents with extreme anxiety, mood swings, lack of confidence , fear appearing in public, facing social gathering. They burst unexpectedly into tears and laughter.

NATRUM MURIATICUM

Indicated in case of social anxiety disorder. They are peronally aloof but have a social conscience and desire to help others. Even when lonely they tend to stay away from social situations, lack of confidence. Easily offended, constant brooding.

GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS

Gelsemium patient suffer from performance anxiety.,exam fear.,stage fear. Any exertion leads to trembling of muscles, trembling of hands, knock knee. They have persistent anxiety, anxiousness to appear in a social gathering. Present with diarrhoea before an occasion.

LYCOPODIUM

Lycopodium is indicated in Social anxiety disorder. Usually lycopodium patient lacks self confidence and is fearful appearing in public and speaking in public, stage fear, very coward. The person as intense anxiety with nervous breakdown. There is stammering and confusion of thoughts.

SILICEA

Indicated in case of social anxiety disorder. Silicea patient is very mild, yielding, sensitive. Anxiety nervousness when appearing a social gathering and events where they require public interaction, they anticipate failure in such situations.

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