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A CUMULATIVE HOLISTIC MODULE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CHITTODWEGA (GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER)-NEED OF THE HOUR
*Dr. Sonal D. Wankhede (Kamble), Dr. Vidya Wasnik (Thatere), Dr. Sumeeta S. Jain
Today’s world is facing economical, physical and mental health crisis of which Anxiety is most common and is experienced by every age group. It can be defined as an anxious state of mind or anxiety of mind. The prevalence of anxiety symptoms doubled during Covid-19 as compared to pre-pandemic estimates by 20.5%.Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feeling of worried thoughts, tension and physical changes like increase in blood pressure. Person may also experience physical symptoms such as trembling, sweating, dizziness, or a rapid heartbeat. Anxiety is the most common mental illness in world, affecting 284 million people. Ayurved plays an important role in managing anxiety which can be correlated to Chittodwega. In Charaka Samhita, Acharya has mentioned that the channels of the whole body transport the Tridosa, similarly Manasa is transported through same channels to provide Chetana to all the living cells of the body. It is called Manovaha Srotas in Ayurvedic texts, but, separate description regarding this topic is not available in any ancient text. It is described under Manasikvikaras. The Concept of Anxiety (Mano-avasaad) its risk factors, clinical features, differential diagnosis, and Ayurvedic management approach which includes prevention, treatment and yogic practices is discussed systematically and in details in our SamhitaGranthas.Literature of Anxiety according to Ayurveda along with the role of NidanaParivarjana, SattvavajayaChikitsa in managing Chittodwega, will be discussed here in the review article and thereby the main genuine aim of this article is to highlight and generate a proper module for the management of Chittodwega, through various holistic sciences including yogic science and ayurveda in the management of Generalised Anxiety Disorder.[Full Text Article]