According to first author Olivia Remes, PhD candidate at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, women in deprived areas not only have to have cope with the effects of living in poverty, but their daily pressures can also have a damaging impact on their mental health. Why are women at a higher risk?The team of researchers believe that because women are more attached to their communities and tend to stay at home to fulfill their domestic duties, the stress of staying in impoverished areas and unsatisfactory living conditions affects them more. Moreover, women take on multiple responsibilities like managing the house, kids and keeping the family together and at the same time trying to earn to meet their daily demands - all of which puts an extra pressure on them. However, the study does point out that while men may be less susceptible to anxiety, they may turn to alcohol or substance abuse as a way to cope with stress.
Home remedies for anxietyAccording to the Indian Ayurvedic Science, certain herbs can help relieve anxiety and calm your mind. One such herbal medicine is Ashwagandha. You can mix half a teaspoon of ashwagandha powder in a glass of warm milk and consume about half an hour before going to bed at night. Even a cup of chamomile tea is known for its soothing effects - these flowers grow wild all around the world. Meditation can be an effective and inexpensive way to release all the pent-up negative energy. Just 10 minutes of meditation focusing on your breath is great to strengthen your mind, boost inner peace, make you feel more confident and help you concentrate on the present moment