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Does stress cause your thoughts to become extremely flustered and make you feel like you're going insane?

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Dr. Charles Barnhart answered

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It depends: A lot has to do with how you've learned to see stress. If you came from a family where stress was viewed as something bad, you're likely to react negatively. If stress was a signal that something exciting was about to happen and that change is good, stress is less likely to cause one to be 'extremely flustered'. Ps - stress doesn't make normal people go insane.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

It can: Stress can effect things like how clearly you think & judgment. It can cause one to feel anxious or over whelmed. If you are having difficulty managing stress consider acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation, yoga, tai chi or biofeedback. Tale care/.

Answered 5/14/2016

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Dr. Suzanne Fiala answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes.: Severe stress can cause memory loss, confused and jumbled thoughts, panic attacks, and interrupted sleep. Often people with severe stress feel as though they just can't take any more or they will go crazy. These are extreme symptoms, suggesting that you need help with medications and/or therapy. Please be forthcoming with your doctor about what is going on, and ask for help.

Answered 5/14/2016

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Stress can do all: The above and more. If you are feeling flustered and like you are going insane, why not reach out and get some help from a professional. Psychotherapy can help you identify stressors and make changes in your life, so that you will feel better. It will help! Let us know how your situation improves!

Answered 5/30/2016

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