NEW DELHI -- Shweta Jaitley, a New Delhi-based schoolteacher, was rushed to the hospital in early 2020 after apparently suffering a heart attack. The doctor's diagnosis took everyone by surprise. It was a panic attack.
"The doctor said my high-stress life -- a demanding job, three kids, elderly care -- had taken a toll on my health," says Jaitley, 35. "Apart from medications, I was also advised to see a psychologist. But therapy? No way. People would probably think I'm a lunatic!"