This disease is a kind of social anxiety where an individual cannot write in public or in front of anyone or feels fear to do so. It is a simple condition which may not be developed due to any disease history but can affect the sufferer very badly by putting an adverse effect on his mental health. In this article we will discuss how to overcome these kinds of fear or phobia and one can lead a normal social life.
The word ‘Scriptophobia’ is combination of two words i.e. Script and Phobia where Script means the written text and Phobia means fear. So, this is a condition where there is a fear of writing in the public or just when someone is standing next to you or when someone is observing you while writing. This fear is a self developed fear due to the individual’s own thoughts. And this condition may or may not hamper some other social activities of the individual like addressing the community.
The whole scenario will develop stress and anxiety. The sufferer is unable to write in such circumstances. This psychological condition is termed as Scriptophobia.
Ayurvedic Aspect of Scriptophobia
As per Ayurveda it’s a Mano vikara where involvement of manas doshas takes place, especially it arises due to the vitiation of Rajas and Tamas doshas along with this it also vitiates the Sharirik doshas especially Vata dosha.
What are the Causes of Scriptophobia ?
In this disease, our mental condition is the main cause which makes people frightened. Some of the main causes of Scriptophobia are as under :
- A fear of making a different image or status.
- Scared of losing own image or fame in society
- History of anxiety.
- Any previous bad experience or criticism related to this.
- Low self esteem.
- Genetic involvement.
Scriptophobia is mostly observed in the following circumstances:
- Writing in public
- During examination
- During Teaching
What is the Presentation of Scriptophobia ?
The symptoms in these kinds of phobia are generally same like –
- Profuse sweating while writing
- Rapid heartbeat or palpitations
- Nausea sometimes they may experience vomiting
- Feeling of giddiness
- Dyspnea or breathlessness
- Inability to think
- Confusion and delirium
- And thinking about the pressure
- Stress and strains
- Tremors (Shaking of hands)
- Shivering due to fear
How Ayurveda Deals with Such Conditions ?
Ayurveda, a life science deals with such diseases with both its wings of Panchakarma and internal medicines. It has a lot to contribute in such conditions like – people can go for Panchakarma procedures like Shirodhara, Shiro basti, Abhyanga, etc. There are natural efficient medicines which will help to control this condition and Planet Ayurveda is focusing on nourishing the people with those medicines and making the people free from fear. The herbal remedies for scriptophobia by Planet Ayurveda are following:
- Brahmi chyawanprash
- Ashwagandha capsules
- Gotukola Capsules
1. Brahmi Chyawanprash
It’s a classical preparation which has been used enormously since the ancient times. This formulation contains the main herb Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Amla (Emblica officinalis) which have brain nourishing and rejuvenating actions. This is full of antioxidants, multivitamins and essential minerals which are required to improve the higher mental functions, brings clarity in the thoughts and makes individuals mentally strong. This is the reason why brahmi chayawanprash is always the first preference in all the psychological conditions.
Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful two times in a day after meals, preferably with lukewarm milk.
2. Ashwagandha Capsules
Again a potent medicine to tackle the diseases related to mental health. It helps to maintain the levels of hormones in the brain which makes the individual anxious or fearful. So, the psyche of the individual can be well maintained by this herb. These capsules contain the pure extract of the Withania somnifera.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily, after meals with normal water or milk.
3. Gotu kola Capsules
This capsule is having standardized extract of herb Centella asiatica, which helps to make the individual free from Stress and Anxiety. It helps to maintain the equilibrium of Vata, Rajas and Tamas doshas and subsides the symptoms of this condition. This herb helps to boost up the confidence level and prevents the nervousness.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily, after meals with normal water.
Along with these medicines you need to make the following modifications in your lifestyle to counteract the condition. They are mentioned below:
- Yoga And Asanas –Yoga and Asanas help to strengthen body as well as mind. So, one should practice them to sustain a healthy body and a peaceful mind. They help to bring balance in the vitiated Mansik Doshas. These Asanas and Yoga helps to relieve stress, anxiety, and nervousness.
- Pranayama and Dhyana-Pranayama and dhyana helps to stabilize the mind and counteracts the negative energies in our body and makes our will power strong and eliminates any kind of fear, anxiety and negative thoughts. And it helps to energize the body with full enthusiasm and freshness. This helps to purify the Shad chakras of the body and makes you mentally strong.
Counseling plays an important role in handling such conditions. A person has to realize that the person standing next to you is also the same as you and you are the only master of your life instead of living in a stressful and miserable world of others. A good counseling can directly strike your thoughts and makes a huge change in the way of your living and your thinking process, which is the ultimate requirement in these conditions.
The concluding statement of the above discussion is that this psychological condition can be easily controlled by increasing your self esteem, making your thoughts a great strength of your life and nourishing your brain with healthy herbs and can inhibit the arousing of other social activities. Lastly, it is advised not to run from the condition, don’t get panic, and experience the condition once with great strength, surely next time you will not face the same problem.
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