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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Anxiety at workplace

A company like CISCO offers webinars on Anxiety at workplace focussing on how to handle anxiety in a way to reduce it's impact on work and life.The webinar mentioned a good percentage of employees in a company are having anxiety. Anxiety is closely related to stress picked up over a long time period of time. For people with chronic anxiety, it is absolutely essential to handle it appropriately to be able to perform good if not excellent. The techniques suggested in the Webinar were yoga, meditation, deep breathing (even at workplace). All of us possess certain degree of anxiety at work whether we will be finishing it on time, or our work will be free of errors. For some the degree might be greater, and in the end the anxiety might interfere with the performance.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Depression transfers across generations

It is very unfortunate that anxiety and or depression runs in families across generations. If the father or mother suffers anxiety, it introduces anxiety in the child in a different way. Father may exhibit anxiety in a different form or in different areas of life whereas the child may develop and exhibit anxiety in other areas. Then when the child becomes a parent, based on the degree of anxiety/depression experienced in the childhood rears it's child with all the ill effects of anxiety. So the grandchild is even more anxious. In any given generation, the condition can go worse if not treated properly or handled appropriately.

If the other family members are extremely kind, understanding and cooperate well with the affected member, then things would remain in control. If the entire set of family members have an awareness about anxiety and depression and it's effect on life of the affected persons, it would benefit the family.