Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Dr. Preetha
Dr. PV Preetha, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Kerala, India - Completed BAMS from Government Ayurveda College Kannur and MD in Ayurvedic Psychiatry from VPSV Ayurveda College, Kottakkal, Kerala. Also completed Msc in Counselling and Family Therapy. Currently employed as Senior Medical Officer -Department of Ayush, Kerala for the last 15 years. Being a certified Smrithi Meditation Trainer combining Yoga and Meditation in clinical practice for treating various mental disorders. Actively presenting papers in national and international venues on topics related with mental health and disorders. Keenly interested in mental health awareness programs for the public and covered more than 500 such classes for the public for the last 20 years. Published many articles related to mental health issues in scientific journals as well as print media. Headed various government funded projects like Baalamaanasam (Ayurvedic management of Child Psychiatric Disorders), Manomithram (addressing public mental health issues through Ayurveda and Yoga ). Mainly focusing in making principles of Ayurvedic Psychiatry to reach among general public to promote preventive mental health and make it affordable to the large population by combining cost effective treatment modalities.
Topic: Diagnosis and Management of Generalized Anxiety Disorder -Ayurvedic Perspective
Abstract: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)is a major mental health issue affecting large number of people. Most of them really don't even recognise it as a health issue that need timely intervention and treatment. Eventually the disorder affects all spheres of life of the person -personal, occupational as well as social and more..It is now truer than ever since situations like current pandemic can worsen the symptoms in most of the patients with an anxiety disorder. Now coming to the Ayurvedic perspective, we have lot of modalities to combine to tackle the disorder like medicines-both internal and external, meditation, yoga, various satwaavajaya measures and of course preventive measures as well. Here is an attempt to present the symptoms, causes and management of GAD in an Ayurvedic perspective.