Ages of Anxiety and Depression


“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.”
― Laurell K. Hamilton.

                               Anxiety is normal and often health condition this is normal subject of man`s mental direction in the world of chaos and period of hasty. Everyone seems quick in their matters. Somehow these matters create obstacles in one`s life which trigger them to mental disorder which is called normal phenomena by physiological terms but when a person regular feels disproperiate level of anxiety. It might become a medical disorder when an individual faces potentially harmful or worrying, feeling of anxiety is not only normal but necessary for survival.

                    While depression is serious medical illness that negatively affect, how to feel the way you think and how you act. Depression is worst illness to deal with medical approach. A research study showed that more than nine in ten said that they have experience at least one physical are emotional symptoms because of stress. Such as feeling depressed or sad lacking interest only half of all feel like they do enough to manage their stress. Since the 1980,s there has been a major increase in research an anxiety ever since special clinics have been introduced is order to help deal with depression disorder.


                    The main point this paper will discuss and try to analyze why generation of this modern era facing so mush hurdles in their lives. Why every smiley faces have thunder of black storms in their heart. Either it is given by fast growing of inventions and discoveries or societal pressure for the lacking of less tolerant behavior our education system is main stream of this heinous issue. They are trying to enforce knowledge   by cramming system that a student with less IQ level emaciates to accommodate with it.

Depression in men vs women

Gender Differences in Anxiety disorder;

                         Several studies have examined gender differences’ in different anxiety disorder. Female are found to be more likely than male to suffer from anxiety in general. Recent data revealed that almost three out of ten anxiety hospital admission were women that admission for stress and highest in girls age 15-19 years old. Our half of women also report feeling connected to wider mental health. Concerned such as lack of self-confidence, compare to 39% of men. But the reason for the gender disparity is still unclear. Dr Rita is looking into the differences’ how men and women process stress on a biological level.

She conducted in animal model which tested the level of Harmon involves in the response to stressful situation. The study found the function of CRH in female increased sensitivity to accused stress and affected adaptation to chronic stress. Women have a substantially higher risk of developing lifetime anxiety disorders compared with men. In addition, research evidence has generally observed an increased symptom severity, chronic course, and functional impairment in women with anxiety disorders in comparison to men. However, the reasons for the increased risk in developing an anxiety disorder in women are still unknown and have yet to be adequately investigated.

Types of anxiety

7 major types of anxiety are

Generalized anxiety disorder;

        This generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by chronic anxiety consistently exaggeration in worry and tension are even there is minor problem but enhance troubles after thinking negatively.

 Excessive anxiety disorder;

This type of anxiety normally occurred by unwanted thoughts which is connected  with excessive feeling off objects so if someone becomes victims of excessive anxiety, should indulge himself in interesting activities and hobbies.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is comprised by unexpected and unwanting repeated episode of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain which become the main cause of heart failure in most of male gender. This is owe to fear of failure, rejection are fear of sustaining respect in society.

Post-traumatic stress disorder

This anxiety level occurred due to our terrible event of past are deal in which physical harm occur.    It could be the death of our beloved one, or some disaster event in your past.

Social phobia

Social phobia is anxiety disorder distinguished by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situation.Social phobia is worse anxiety which may comprise of fear of speaking in situation or eating and drinking in front of others. Our society is becoming less and less tolerant to accept the mistakes of their fellow being.

Selective autism

This is a type of social anxiety in which young kids talk normally with their family but don’t speak in public like a school or family gathering. lack of confidence in students or elders gradually weekend their strength then they start to avoid social life and become introvert.


People who have a fear of certain places or situations that make them feel trapped, powerless, or embarrassed. These feelings lead to panic attacks. People with agoraphobia may try to avoid these places and situations to prevent panic attacks.


Main symptoms of anxiety

        While anxiety symptoms vary from person to person, in general the body reacts in a very specific way to anxiety. When you feel anxious, your body goes on high alert, looking for possible danger and activating your fight or flight responses. As a result, some common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • nervousness, restlessness, or being tense
  • feelings of danger, panic, or dread
  • rapid heart beat
  • rapid breathing
  • increased or heavy sweating
  • trembling or pain in mussels
  • weakness and lethargy
  • difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about 
  • digestive problems , such as gas, diarrhea or constipation
  • a strong desire to avoid the things that trigger your anxiety
  • obsessions about certain ideas, a sign of obsessive compulsive disorder
  • performing certain behaviors over and over again
  • anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past, especially indicative of post traumatic act.

Panic attacks

this attack is a sudden onset of fear or distress that peaks in minutes and involves experiencing at least four of the following symptoms:

  • shakiness
  • sweating
  • shaking or trembling
  • feeling difficulty in breath or smothering
  • sensation of choking
  • pain in chest or tightness
  • nausea or gastrointestinal problems
  • light-hardheadedness, or feeling faint
  • feeling hot or cold
  • numbness or tingling sensations (parenthesis)
  • feeling detached from oneself or reality, known as depersonalize and decentralization
  • fear of “going crazy” or losing control or fear of dying.
Depression and Anxiety

Anxiety and stress

Stress and anxiety are two sides of the same coin. Stress is the result of demands on your brain or body. It can be the caused by an event or activity that makes you nervous or worrisome. Anxiety is that same worry, fear, or unease.

Anxiety can be a reaction to your stress, but it can also occur in people who have no obvious stressors.

Both anxiety and stress cause physical and mental symptoms. These include:

  • headache
  • stomachache
  • fast heartbeat
  • sweating
  • dizziness
  • jitteriness
  • muscle tension
  • rapid breathing
  • panic
  • nervousness
  • difficulty concentrating
  • irrational anger or irritability
  • restlessness
  • sleeplessness

Neither stress nor anxiety is always bad. Both can actually provide you with a bit of a boost or incentive to accomplish the task or challenge before you. However, if they become persistent, they can begin to interfere with your daily life. In that case, it’s important to seek treatment.

The long-term outlook for untreated depression and anxiety includes chronic health issues, such as heart disease.

Anxiety and stress

Tips for living with anxiety

There are some tips to calm yourself and will helpful for preventive your mentally disorder

Breath deep

The taking breath deep you can help your mind and body relax lie down on a flat surface and put one hand on your belly and other on your chest. Take a slow breath in hold it for a second and then slowly let it out.

Take Healthy diet.

Our young people become the victim of caffeine or al alcohol to get rid of depression which even proved more harming to their health add some fresh juices and fruits in your diets which will strengthen your heart and lessen their anxiety

Proper Sleep

Both Quality and quantity are important for good sleep doctor recommend and average of eight hours for shut eyes at night it will provide to relax your mussel and will prevent mode swings.

Be the Boss of your

Try to turn your any negative thoughts in to positive one. Picture yourself facing your fears head on the more you do in your mind the easier will be with it when it happens.

Try to be Extrovert

 Try to be a socialized, talk to people and try to avoid those who triggered anxiety. Prevail your mind with this thought that all the clouds not bring rain.


Anxiety is normal but subjective while normal anxiety serves a beneficial and adaptive purpose and anxiety can become cause of tremendous suffering for millions of people. The future remains optimistic for those who struggle with stress we are confident that advancement of this menace will continue to bring and relief to the people.    Even though it may seem useless at times, there is a purpose for anxiety. These feelings and symptoms are a part of our innate way of dealing with stress. Known as the fight-or-flight response, anxiety is meant to protect us from danger and allow us to react faster to emergencies.

Hifsa Hayat Rana

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