Evaluation of Pradhana Sharira and Manas Prakriti (bodily and mental constitution) on disease manifestations in generalized anxiety disorder
Background and Aim: Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most menacing disorder in Ayurveda and it is equated to Chittodvega. The concept of Prakriti (human constitution) can be applied for manifestation and prognosis of diseases. Therefore, in this study, we intend to study Pradhana Sharira and Manas Prakriti (dominant bodily and mental constitution) in Chittodvega (GAD) patients. Methods: Prakriti of 101 patients of Chittodvega was assessed as per Prakriti assessment pro forma. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Doshas (bodily humor) dominant Prakriti were analyzed according to their characteristics found in the patients. Results: The data was expressed as percentage. Vata Pradhana Prakriti and Rajas Pradhana Prakriti patients were found maximum. Conclusion: Dominant Vata and Rajas Prakriti has an influence on the manifestations of that Dosha‑dominant disease Chittodvega (GAD).