HomeAnswersPsychiatryanxietyI am feeling low and have severe anxiety; I also tend to overthink. How do I overcome these?

What causes anxiety and overthinking, along with making a person feel low?

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Published At November 19, 2022
Reviewed AtSeptember 26, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I feel severe anxiety, and I overthink a lot at times. It has been going on for the past four months, and the issue has worsened in the past few days. I have had past trauma of family issues and am dealing with a relationship issue now. I experience sudden anxiety, overthinking about past trauma, negative thoughts, sudden crying, and feeling very low. Even on the days when I feel better, I start to overthink about my past traumatic experiences and feel very anxious, and cry before sleep.

Kindly help.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query.

I read your query and understand your concern. You may have a major depressive disorder due to relationship issues or underlying stress. There is non-pharmacological management for it. I suggest you to follow a few instructions. Exercise for 30 to 45 minutes daily, such as going for a walk, joining a gym, or swimming. It will boost your confidence in yourself. Meditate for 20 minutes daily. Sit in one place, in a comfortable position, and concentrate on normal breathing. Do not stop or force yourself to stop your thoughts. It will help you to relax. Eat healthy home-cooked foods, and avoid junk foods. Drink enough water. Spend quality time with friends and family every day. You can even contact them through video calls if you live away from your family. Spend time on creative hobbies like reading good books, writing journals, painting, drawing, and learning new skills, language, or musical instruments. Ensure you sleep at least seven to eight hours daily. Avoid tobacco or alcohol or any substance abuse. Live your life, do not just spend it. Be bold and confident. Do not be afraid of anyone. Stop overthinking. If you still have symptoms that persist after following the advice for four to six weeks, then you might need to start medications for a short duration.

I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi
Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatry

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