A smile may be just a curve of your mouth, but it has a tremendous impact on your mental health. It helps you to fight panic attacks. The popular adage says, “Laugh and the world laughs with you”. Far from laughing, we have forgone smiling even. The placard that we use to brighten the walls of the house, announce “It takes 43 muscles to frown and only 17 to smile” and notice the many faces around us with pleasant smiles. These smiling faces are of those who are less susceptible to panic attacks or even anxiety.

To top it all, we lives which are filled with tensions. We are always in a hurry and forget to smile. Instead, we turn to psychiatrists for help and fail to analyze exactly what broought about the anxiety. The fundamental reason for the tense atmosphere around, is that we take life too seriously, stop looking at the brighter side of things and make no effort to smile and relax. This results in our being under stress, worrying about things which might not really exist. A person who can not smile will find it difficult to get over panic attacks.

Science asserts that we can not smile when we are depressed. A neurotransmitter called serotonin is discharged when we smile. A lack of serotonin results in depression in the long run and therefore a depressed person is unable to smile. Depression leads to anxiety and ends in panic attack. People are willing to shell out pots of money, run after professional doctors and resort to all types of treatments. They could have accomplished the same results without wasting their resources had they but smiled.

Not much reason is offered to us in today's scenario. Yet, you could do well to view yourself in the looking glass and put on a cheery smile to blow away your blues.