Ergophobia And Its Ayurvedic Management


Mental health is important to live a healthy life. A person with mental well being can make his/her life easier and cheerful with good decisions and a positive thought process. But these days due to urbanisation and unnatural lifestyle mental stress and associated problems are the cause of concern. The stress and hectic lifestyle is so prevalent that every person directly or indirectly is suffering from unwanted stress. In this article we are going to discuss a special type of anxiety named Ergophobia and its ayurvedic management.



The abnormal and continuous fear of work or getting employment is called Ergophobia. It can be a reflection of social phobia or anxiety due to poor performance. The person with ergophobia experiences anxiety which is related to the workplace. The anxiety is generally irrational. Such anxiety may be due to failing at completion of tasks, isolation at the workplace, emotional factors, psychological trauma at workplace. The person suffering from Ergophobia is usually unable to express what is there in his/her mind and it is a daunting feeling always to perform or even do work at their workplace. The ergophobia person doesn’t even want to visit the workplace and always try to find ways to get rid of work and work. Such anxiety may lead to panic attacks. It is difficult for such persons to maintain or find a job. Whole such situations can cause losing a house, ruined social and personal life, and health related problems.

Ergophobia Symptoms

Symptoms of Ergophobia is as follows:

  • Anxiety while working or even visiting the workplace.
  • Unable to think about work, feeling anxious.
  • Fluctuations in job, patients don’t find interest in one job.
  • Instability
  • Feeling of negativity all around
  • Inability to control emotions
  • Panic attack which can be full blown
  • Heart rate increases.
  • Migraine
  • Palpitations
  • Mouth dryness
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Poor decision making capacity
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle tension
  • Breathlessness
  • Sweating while doing work or even thinking about workplace

Ergophobia Causes

The two main factors of various phobias are environmental and genetics based. The exact real cause of the anxiety is still unknown. The most possible causes are:

  • Family history of mental illness
  • Traumatic experience which can be physical or mental.
  • Personnel abuse or long term mental torture at workplace
  • Feeling avoided by colleagues
  • Excessive workload
  • Not satisfied by work
  • Emotional breakdown
  • Threatened by someone
  • Repetitive demeaning
  • Scared by watching related movies or serials which reflect a bad image about society
  • Bad childhood experiences
  • Post traumatic thoughts

Ergophobia Management

Exposure or behavioral therapy is best to deal with the conditions like ergophobia or any other type of anxiety disorder. Patients should be exposed to the fear conditions gradually with proper communication and made comfortable about the conditions that everything is normal. Regular counselling and improvement should be checked. It is important to transform irrational thoughts with irrational thoughts.

Ayurvedic Aspect

Physical Dosha Aspect

Ergophobia can be correlated with VATA DOSHA IMBALANCE in the body. Vata is one of the three doshas and is responsible for the flow of kapha and pitta. The properties of vata are light, mobile and dry. Its imbalance or vitiation may cause more lightness or movement. It may lead to worries, confusion, difficulty in focus, negative thoughts. The persons in which vata is vitiated usually feel disconnected from earth, feeling high in the sky. So to pacify such conditions it is important to deal with vata and focus on vata stabilization to calm the nervous system, mind relaxation, connect the body to earth and go with the flow of the universe.

Mansik Dosha Aspect

Another aspect is the aggravated MANAS DOSHA in the body. Two mansik dosha are there rajas and tamas. The vitiated tamas dosha impair the mental status of the person and the person may feel disorders or symptoms of poor mental health. The cause behind the vitiation of manas dosha is tamsik aahar vihar( non-veg food, excessive junk food, stale food, drinking alcohol, not respecting the elders, saints, gurus, bad company, sleeping late mornings and waking up at night). The factors which may aggravate the problems are–

kaam(lust), anger, greed, delusion, jealousy, pride, neurosis, grief, depression, anxiety, fear, euphoria, misery, intolerance, disgust, uncertainty about life. This may lead to negativity about the aspects of life.


  1. Bhaya (feeling of fear)
  2. Santras (suffocation)
  3. Asahishnuta ( unstability)
  4. Avayvasthit chitta ( tangled thought process)
  5. Suicidal thoughts

Ayurvedic Management

Ayurvedic management of ergophobia or any other anxiety disorder can be managed easily with ayurvedic ways. The anxiety disorders or mental problems can be deal with following treatment formula in various texts-

  1. Dev vyapashrya — this term is concerned with past deeds and concerned with unknown circumstances.
  2. Yukti vyapashrya— using intellect to deal with the problems.
  3. Satvavajya chikitsa — this is concerned with regulation of thought process, rejuvenation of positive ideas. Proper guidance and replacing the bad ideas.

Devvyapashrya treatment is an ancient way of treating anxiety and mental disorders. It is mentioned in atharva veda and kaushik sutra. According to Charak such incidents happen due to purvjnam karma. Following are the ways to do devvypashrya chiktsa:

  • Chanting the mantras
  • Vyadhinashak herbs
  • Sacred worships
  • yagya /havan
  • Regret
  • Upvaas
  • Pilgrimage

Yuktivyapashrya: It comprises sanshodhan and samshaman i.e the detoxification and medication respectively. 

Satvavajya: It is a special category of treatment in mental disorders in which the mind of the patient is deflected from bad ideas towards good ideas. Usually dhee, dhriti, and samriti are used in various mental problems.

  • Ashtanga yoga like yam, niyam, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi
  • Good nature, respect towards elders and love for youngsters
  • Holy and sacred works
  • Pilgrimage
  • Mercy towards poor
  • Respect the saints
  • Make everybody happy

Role of Meditation in Healing Anxiety- Meditation is the best and most prefered way to cure anxiety or mental problems. It is the way to get mastery in mind. Controlling the mind will promote peace, mental strength, decision making capacity, spit the anger, clear mental thoughts and prevention from mental disease.

Lifestyle Factors to Stabilize Vata and Release Anxiety- Eat warm ,nourishing food, eat healthy, avoid use of junk, cold food. Avoid cold baths and food and all vata aggravating factors. Avoid erratic lifestyle choices.

Herbal Remedies For Ergophobia By Planet Ayurveda

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  1. Neurogenie Capsules
  2. Arjun Tea
  3. Calm Easy Capsules

Product’s Description

1. Neurogenie Capsules

This polyherbal formulation of planet ayurveda contains Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). The combination of these two potent herbs increase the potency of the formulation and make the Neurogin cap a boon for anxiety and ergophobia. It is best for patients of anxiety and insomnia. Ashwagandha is a nutritional agent that also helps to improve the overall health of patients.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. Arjun Tea

This polyherbal herbal tea of planet ayurveda  contains Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna),Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Pipal Tvak (Ficus religiosa), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Chhoti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum). This formulation is best to cure stress, anxiety, hypertension, insomnia, mood swings, fear factors in conditions like ergophobia.

Dosage: One cup daily is recommended.

3. Calm Easy Capsules

This polyherbal capsule of planet Ayurveda contains Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Tagar (Valeriana Officinalis). This formulation is best to cure stress, anxiety, fear, long term mental problems and boost mental strength with enhanced thinking capacity.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules once or twice daily.


The problems like ergophobia can be best managed by ayurvedic ways. The formulations of planet Ayurveda are best to manage any kind of stress and anxiety. These products are free from synthetic additives and preservatives with cent percent positive results. Follow the ayurvedic principles and make life energetic, full of enthusiasm. In case of any query kindly visit . For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit