Scriptophobia is a medical condition that can simply be described as an extreme (and usually irrational) fear of writing in public. The condition can be categorized as a ‘social anxiety’ disorder which manifests in affected individuals as they write down something while other people are standing over their shoulders. Scriptophobia requires timely medical attention because it can potentially be accompanied by depression or other conditions that can cause undue anxiety or panic. Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company offers some beneficial herbal products for managing Scriptophobia in a natural manner.
Scriptophobia is a medical term that has been derived from two Latin words – ‘script’ and ‘Phobos’, which respectively mean ‘writing’ and ‘fear.’ Hence, Scriptophobia is a disorder characterized by ‘fear of writing.’ It is a kind of social anxiety disorder in which the affected individuals have an intense and unreasonable fear of writing in public, because of which they often try to avoid social gatherings that involve any writing work.
Scriptophobia is associated with a subconscious overprotection mechanism, and is, therefore, fairly similar to some of the other commonly-known fears and phobias. The disorder can adversely affect the day-to-day lives of the sufferers because they are terrified at the thought of embarrassment, criticism, ridicule, and rejection by society. Hence, the fear of writing in public can result in anxiety, loneliness, and stress for the sufferers.
Some sufferers of Scriptophobia may even feel that their privacy will be violated if someone reads the content which they put on paper in the public. The fear that their private thoughts or matters may become publicly known if they write in front of others can lead to a kind of paranoia which can be similar to the fright of getting exposed in public.
Scriptophobia usually starts developing in the affected individuals during childhood or teenage. The risk of developing this disorder is equal for males and females.
Scriptophobia can lead to a lack of confidence, and trigger panic attacks whenever the affected child or teenager has to do undertake a writing task in the class. Due to the fear of writing in public, the sufferer’s academic progress in school is hindered and scholarly achievements are impacted to a large extent. Some of the children or teenagers suffering from the disorder may dread going to school, and may even discontinue their education.
Causes of Scriptophobia
The exact cause of the development of Scriptophobia is not clearly known. Nonetheless, it is believed that the disorder is linked to certain genetic and environmental factors. More specifically, some of the possible causes of the disorder can be listed as follows:
- Family history of mental disorders
- A traumatic writing-related experience in early childhood years
- An unresolved emotional conflict
- A deep-rooted lack of self-esteem
- Fear of bullying or ill-treatment by others
- Fear of persecution or discrimination.
Besides these causes, some of the sufferers of Scriptophobia may also, surprisingly, be afraid of writing in public because of an unfounded fear of achieving great success in life.
Symptoms of Scriptophobia
The most prominent symptom of Scriptophobia is ‘anxiety.’ In addition to anxiety, some of the other signs of the disorder are:
- Avoiding social situations which involve writing in public
- Difficulty in concentration
- Inability to relax the mind while writing
- Nausea or dizziness
- Headache or other pains/aches
- Irritability and temper problems
- Prickly sensations such as pins and needles in the body
- Excessive sweating
- Dryness of the mouth
- Low thinking capabilities
Treatment of Scriptophobia(علاج الايورفيدا من Scriptophobia)
The Treatment of Scriptophobia can involve the use of various medications and therapies, depending on the distinct symptoms of the disorder. Some of the common treatments for the disorder are anti-anxiety drugs, antidepressants, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Therapy (CT), Neuro-Linguistic Program (NLP), Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Relaxation strategies, Psychotherapy, and Meditation.
Scriptophobia can also be effectively managed naturally, with the help of some beneficial herbal products prepared from potent herbs which are known in Ayurveda for their ability to enhance mental health and treat social anxiety disorders.
Planet Ayurveda offers the following Herbal Products for Scriptophobia in a safe and natural way:
1. Brahmi Chyawanprash
Brahmi Chyawanprash is a jam-like product which is prepared from a combination of some extremely potent herbs with proven properties to improve overall health. The herbal ingredients of the product include Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Amla (Emblica officianalis), Dashmoola (roots of 10 herbs), Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), and several other powerful herbs.
The regular use of Brahmi Chyawanprash is Beneficial Herb for Scriptophobia because of the combined ability of the herbal ingredients to alleviate anxiety and depression, support a healthy brain, enhance the nervous system, promote mental health, rejuvenate the body, and manage the degenerative changes undergone by the body.
Dosage: 1 teaspoonful, two times a day after meals.
2. Ashwagandha Capsules
The preparation of these capsules involves the use of a standardized extract of ‘Ashwagandha’ herb (Withania somnifera). The potent herb has immense medicinal value and is widely used in Ayurvedic formulations because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
The use of these capsules can benefit the patients suffering from Scriptophobia because Ashwagandha herb can enhance mental health, improve brain function, support nerve functions, manage anxiety and hypertension, reduce metabolic imbalances, treat inflammation, enhance heart health, strengthen the muscles, reduce stress-hormone levels, and balance the body’s Vata and Pitta doshas.
Scriptophobia: 1 capsule, two times a day after meals with plain water.
3. Gotukola Capsules
Pure and standardized extracts of ‘Gotukola’ Herb (Centella asiatica) are used for preparing these capsules. The herb is widely known in Ayurveda for its ability to promote overall health and well-being.
People affected by Scriptophobia can benefit from the use of these capsules because the Gotukola herb can maintain brain health, support healthy blood circulation in the body, maintain a healthy metabolic rate, enhance memory, reduce stress and anxiety, and pacify the Pitta dosha.
Dosage: 1 capsule, two times a day after meals with plain water.
The herbal products offered by Planet Ayurveda for Natural Management of Scriptophobia are completely safe to use because they are prepared from 100% pure and finest herbs. The preparation of the herbal products does not involve the use of any chemicals, artificial colors, preservatives, starch, yeast, binders, fillers, or additives. However, it is advised that patients suffering from Scriptophobia should use herbal products under the guidance of an Ayurveda expert.