Islamic Perception of Anxiety: A Conceptual and Comparative Analysis with Psychology
Keywords:Psychological, Disorders, Anxiety, Islam, Strategies, Therapies
Anxiety is the most prevailing issue from the last decades. Many factors including emotional, genetics, personality, cognition and environmental lead towards anxiety and depression. With the rapid increase in stress and tension, there exist a corresponding need to highlight and discuss the coping and adaptive strategies of Islam to deal with the issue. The study sought to investigate the most common phenomena of the day, anxiety and its treatment and solutions in the perspective of Islam. In this study multiple strategies, therapies and methodologies are discussed which offered by Islam to overcome the problem. A person who suffer from anxiety, remains in stress, fear, anger, have negative thoughts and sometime severely attack to kill someone. Anxiety have impact on physical, mental, psychological, emotional and social aspects of life of anxious person. Symptom of anxiety depends upon the type and severity of disorders. In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Disorders (DSM-IV) six types of anxiety disorders are identified and discussed.