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Generalized Anxiety

GAD –is a persistent feeling of an individual in which a patient will be suffering from unwanted and unrealistic worries that may extend from a few months or more. It may negatively affect his/hers quality of life and work life balance. Females showed more tendency to develop GAD when compared to male population. The common symptoms include irritability, inability to concentrate tasks, sleep disturbances and systemic symptoms such as excessive sweating, palpitations and dryness of mouth.

Signs and Symptoms

It may vary from person to person and common symptoms includes:

  • Persistent worrying or anxiety about a number of areas that are out of proportion to the impact of the events
  • Overthinking plans and solutions to all possible worst-case outcomes
  • Perceiving situations and events as threatening, even when they aren’t
  • Difficulty handling uncertainty
  • Indecisiveness and fear of making the wrong decision
  • Inability to set aside or let go of a worry
  • Inability to relax, feeling restless, and feeling keyed up or on edge
  • Difficulty concentrating, or the feeling that your mind “goes blank”
Physical signs and symptoms may include:
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Muscle tension or muscle aches
  • Trembling, feeling twitchy
  • Nervousness or being easily startled
  • Sweating
  • Nausea, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Irritability

Ayurveda Treatment

Ayurveda emphasizes health as a harmony of mind and body, and it is termed as swastha. Whenever there is an imbalance in the equilibrium it may lead to various diseases. Ayurveda considers generalized anxiety disorders are occurring due to vitiated vata dosha, especially subsidiaries such as prana, vyana and udana vaata. Ayurveda believes that the vitiated doshas evade the brain of the persons whose mind is under rajasik and tamasik influences and block channels of mind and nerve impulses. Because of this, the functioning of mind and intelligence gets affected and leads to various systemic symptoms.

Treatment – Ayurvedic Approach

Ayurveda aims in restoring the harmony of mind and body with the aid of classical panchakarma therapies and herbal combinations. It acts by normalizing the functions of nervous systems by calming down aggravated vata dosha. It will be followed by tailor made diet and lifestyle changes for avoiding recurrence. Ayurveda can effectively improve the quality of life and all these are executed in such a way as to meet the individual requirement of each person and state of disease.

Our Approach

AyurVAID has pioneered evidence based, award winning Precision Ayurveda based protocols for treatment of mental disorders. Following the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, our physicians perform an in-depth assessment of the key symptoms and health factors of each patient to diagnose the root causes around your diet, individual constitution, lifestyle, work pattern and genetic predisposition.

Based on the assessment, we arrive at the optimal ayurveda Generalized Anxiety Disorders treatment protocol for Samprapti Vighatan or breaking the etiopathogenesis, considering the extent of disease progression, risk factors ,your individual constitution ( Prakriti) and the disease prognosis. This approach bridges the gap between the patient’s individualistic factors and the standard treatment protocols thereby making the therapy effective and safe.

Our whole person centric approach will help you regain your happiest and healthiest state of life.Our rehabilitation specialists will also give you advice on ergonomics, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to help you better manage GAD.

Patient centricity is at the core of AyurVAID approach, and we have been widely recognized for our breakthrough approach. Some of them include:

  • The first NABH accredited hospital in India, Quality Council of India.
  • Winner of prestigious National award for Best Ayurveda Centre of the year 2017 from Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
  • Industry best customer satisfaction score of 92%, rated by our patients

Key Outcome

Ayurvedic treatment for generalized anxiety disorders is basically aiming at restoring the mind-body balance and overall improvement in the quality of life and level of independence of a patient. Post treatment patients will be able to control the remission by following a wholesome diet and healthy lifestyle. Ayurveda can help in either tapering or stopping excessive use of SSRIs and benzodiazepines which may adversely affect the individuals in long term use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is GAD a serious mental illness?
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by six months or more of chronic, exaggerated worry and tension that is unfounded or much more severe than the normal anxiety most people experience. People with this disorder usually expect the worst
Will my GAD ever go away?
Your worries are unlikely to simply go away on their own, and they may actually get worse over time. Try to seek professional help before your anxiety becomes severe — it may be easier to treat early on
Can Ayurveda treat anxiety disorder?
Yes, Ayurveda believes in mind and body harmony and its state of health as a combination of a healthy mind and body. By tailor made plans including medications, panchakarma therapies, customized diet and lifestyle changes it can be managed to the maximum extent.

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