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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

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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.

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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. Subscribe