Doc Talk

Don't let anxiety rule your life

Anxiety disorders are common today, but people can keep them at bay with a healthy diet, an active lifestyle and realistic expectations

Ms Tan (not her real name), 32, has consulted me on numerous occasions in the past few years for various complaints, including episodes of chest pain, breathlessness, muscle ache and poor sleep.

On a few occasions, the symptoms had felt so severe that she went to seek medical attention at emergency departments.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2020, with the headline 'Don't let anxiety rule your life'. Print Edition | Subscribe