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Anxiety “is an unpleasant state of mental uneasiness, nervousness, fear and obsession/concern about some uncertain event” (Merriam-Webster). Anxiety is of many types but for the sake of our article; let us concern ourselves with only academic anxiety. Academic anxiety connotes to “impending danger from environments of academic institutions including teacher, subject, principal, peers, fear of failure etc.”
So you went to the college of your choice and then went on to bag your dream job. You love your job so much that you give it your all. In due course of time you get sick of the job you once loved and are basically exhausted and have neither the time nor the inclination to do anything else. Sounds familiar? If you can relate to this, then you my friend, are heading down the lane to burnout-ville.
Most people (young and old alike) these days tell me, “nothing makes me happy, feels like I’m slipping into a state of depression”.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been observing its yearlong campaign of “Depression: let’s talk” and on April 7th, World Health Day stated that “depression is often overlooked and it is estimated that over 300 million people (over 50 million cases have been reported from India alone) are living with curable forms of clinical depression.” Depression medication mostly antidepressants work by altering the balance of certain chemicals in the brain. As with most such kind of medication, antidepressants although effective, also have several side effects