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Stress

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Stress

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  • What is stress?

  • What are the symptoms of stress?

  • How to manage stress

  • How we can help

Stress can be described as feeling unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure, or overwhelmed from an external cause. Stress is normal and can be triggered by everyday situations, but it becomes unhealthy when it interferes with daily functioning. There are three types of stress:

  • Acute – this is the everyday life stress, such as deadlines at work, or running late to an event.
  • Episodic – frequent or predictable bouts of acute stress can lead to episodic stress.
  • Chronic – stress that is overwhelming and constant, over a long period of time. Being in a dysfunctional relationship, or living in undesirable living conditions are causes of chronic stress. Chronic stress is linked to heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.

Physical symptoms include rapid heart rate, jaw clenching/muscle tension, digestive problems and trouble sleeping. Mentally stress can lead to panic attacks, depression, anxiety or irritability.

Exercise, deep breathing and meditation are great methods of managing stress levels. You may also benefit from speaking with a therapist who can provide professional insights and strategies. Our therapists and psychiatrists are clinical experts in a variety of different specialties, such as stress management. We make it easy for you to browse and learn about our providers so you can find the perfect match.

Our therapists and psychiatrists are clinical experts in a variety of different specialties, such as stress management. We make it easy for you to browse and learn about our providers so you can find the perfect match.

What is stress?

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Stress can be described as feeling unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure, or overwhelmed from an external cause. Stress is normal and can be triggered by everyday situations, but it becomes unhealthy when it interferes with daily functioning. There are three types of stress:

  • Acute – this is the everyday life stress, such as deadlines at work, or running late to an event.
  • Episodic – frequent or predictable bouts of acute stress can lead to episodic stress.
  • Chronic – stress that is overwhelming and constant, over a long period of time. Being in a dysfunctional relationship, or living in undesirable living conditions are causes of chronic stress. Chronic stress is linked to heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.

What are the symptoms of stress?

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Physical symptoms include rapid heart rate, jaw clenching/muscle tension, digestive problems and trouble sleeping. Mentally stress can lead to panic attacks, depression, anxiety or irritability.

How to manage stress

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Exercise, deep breathing and meditation are great methods of managing stress levels. You may also benefit from speaking with a therapist who can provide professional insights and strategies. Our therapists and psychiatrists are clinical experts in a variety of different specialties, such as stress management. We make it easy for you to browse and learn about our providers so you can find the perfect match.

How we can help

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Our therapists and psychiatrists are clinical experts in a variety of different specialties, such as stress management. We make it easy for you to browse and learn about our providers so you can find the perfect match.

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