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Counselling for Stress

Stress is a normal part of everyone’s life. It is a normal response to the body when changes occur. However, till an optimal level, it can be helpful and is called Eustress. But over that can cause distress. People can experience stress around their environment, body, and thoughts. Even positive life changes, such as a promotion, a mortgage, or the birth of a child can cause stress.

Stress

Facts To Know!!

  • The right amount of stress is helpful, but too much is toxic.
  • Men are more likely than women to experience certain stress-related disorders.
  • Stress is linked to depression and anxiety.
  • Stress has been defined as a silent killer which can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure.
  • Stress is the number one health challenge among high school students

Stress

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What causes Stress?

  • Experiencing a traumatic event or life-threatening situation often leads to stress.

  • Unsafe environments, crime-ridden towns, and other safety issues may result in chronic stress.

  • The diagnosis of a new disease, and the signs or complications of a new illness, leads to stress.

  • Financial difficulties are a common source of stress.

Constipation

Weight changes

Sexual problems

Appetite changes

Anxiety

Lack of motivation

Fatigue

Irritability

Symptoms of Stress?

Treatment

  • Psychologists often prescribe many lifestyles changes to individuals to know how to control their stress.

  • Medication may be appropriate in some cases as person progresses through his or her path.

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy to recognize negative thoughts and behaviors encountered by an individual.

  • Relaxation techniques may reduce stress

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