Anxiety: An alarm and a motivator

Anxiety: An alarm and a motivator

Anxiety in the elderly with Dr Soumya Hegde

Aditi Surendra

Anxiety is a natural process—all human beings experience it. But, at what point does it become excessive, and get classified as a disorder? What are the different types of anxiety disorders? In this episode, Dr Hegde describes the phenomenon of anxiety, and gives viewers an introduction to how elderly persons experience it.

‘Anxiety in the elderly’ is a weekly video column about geriatric anxiety. In this column, geriatric psychiatrist Dr Soumya Hegde gives the viewer a thorough picture of anxiety in the elderly population. Including, the kind of anxieties they deal with, the symptoms of the anxiety, its diagnosis, treatment, and what caregivers can do to ease the elderly persons’ discomfort.

Dr Hegde specializes in the management of challenging behaviors in dementia, and other complex psychiatric presentations in the elderly population.

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Editing - Mohan Kamakshi

Music: Dan Lebowitz - Birds in Flight via YouTube audio library

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