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Tension – The monster of today’s world

Tension has assumed monstrous proportions in today’s life, where everyone is confronted with the emerging challenges dealt by the modern world. While the kids feel helpless because of lack of association with their parents, the youngsters feel distraught because of non-fulfillment of their mammoth targets; the elderly aged people feel hopeless by failing to cope up with the enormous speed of the modern age.

When this new communication and information era have empowered us with the opportunity to become aware of the global trends, the people often set up new standard of lifestyle, notwithstanding the true inner potential and other associated factors.

The desperation to achieve ruthlessly ambitious milestones often tends to disorient people and triggers of unnecessary tension. Moreover the persistent nature of the growing complexities like threats or challenges of the daily routine harp up on that are enough to make us physically and emotionally imbalanced.

The word, Tension, arouses its association. Tension is closely associated with mental state of human beings, whereas its direct association with physical ailments is feeble, in contrast. When the tension becomes higher than one’s adaptive capacities, the state of mental equilibrium receives the jolt. Slowly, the psychological disorders start causing wear and tear in one’s physique.

It may sound sarcastic, but the fact of life remains that one may wriggle out of his own responsibilities with any major physical ailments, but none grant leniency to the persons, suffering from such tensions or stresses, as only vivid symptoms can draw the sympathy of others.

Only the sufferers know how distracting the tension can be, but they can hardly reveal their discomfiting position. Never forget that tension can worsen symptoms gradually and lead to relapses further.

What are the symptoms?

  1. Desperation to defend ego
  2. Excessive panic and fear
  3. Sudden anger
  4. Excessive shame or sensation
  5. Obsessive thoughts
  6. High level of anxiety
  7. Shocking memories
  8. Sudden outbursts
  9. Continuous Nightmares
  10. Irritable attitude

If any of the above mentioned symptoms continue for a sustainable period of time, it is better to consult a physician, followed by a psychiatrist.

What should we care about?

  • The patient should not be allowed to be lonely
  • They should not be allowed intake of alcohol or drug
  • A highly cohesive environment, where the patient feels comfortable, is essential
  • Family members and friends should always accompany the patient
  • No one should be allowed to hurl abuses on them for any reason.

The key recovery process is to foster healthy habits and thoughts under the guidance of registered medical professionals. Even healthy diets are necessary during the recovery process. However, we insist more on psychotherapy than the drug or medicinal therapies, except emergencies.

The dear and near ones must show due diligence and exhibit careful attitude to the patient. The society should also behave cordially without attempting to isolate him for his unruly behavior. Rather, everyone in the close vicinity is to work towards protecting his ego. We must understand that it is easy to push a drowning man towards death, but rescuing him reveals the hero in us.

Meditation, the cherished Ayurvedic treatment philosophy is highly recommended.

One may have a look at the “Mental health action plan 2013 – 2020”, which has been published by World Health Organization.

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