Atelophobia is the fear of imperfection or not being good enough. A person who has this phobia thinks that everything he or she does is error-prone. This often leads to depression and social anxiety when their perceived expectations do no match reality.

Atelophobia can make the sufferer so paranoid as to prevent themselves from doing normal day to day activities such as eating, talking, making a phone call or writing something. This introduces a feeling of self-consciousness in the sufferers and can make them avoid public places, family gatherings and even work.

Atelophobia can present in the form of various physical, mental and emotional symptoms such as:

  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Unrealistic fears about an upcoming event
  • Low self esteem

Here are a few tips to prevent falling into depression.

Eat Right: What you eat can have a significant impact on your mental well-being and also helps in reducing the symptoms of depression. Junk food like burgers, pizzas, fast foods and stale foods can trigger depression.

What To Eat: Foods enriched with essential fatty acids, balanced blood glucose, amino acids, vitamins and minerals can help in improving the depressive mood.

Avoid Drinking: When you are depressed, drinking alcohol might make you feel temporarily better but alcohol gives a depressive effect. Alcohol affects different parts of your brain and nervous system, drinking a lot further hampers the ‘feel good’ systems of the brain.

Go For Long Walks And Exercises: This combination of going out exploring the nature through long walks and exercising is the best possible way to give your body and mind enough time to release the true feelings and thoughts. Meanwhile exercising elevates the mood quickly as it can reduce the symptoms of depression.

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