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what can trigger stress?

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Dr. Kristine Gerwell
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Very subjective: There are many things that can trigger stress in individuals. It is not the incidents that happen, but the personal interpretation of what has happened that causes emotional distress for people. Look at what you are thinking about what happened, to see if you are "awfulizing" the incident, and work wtih a counselor to develop a more rational way of dealing with your normal stresses.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Stress: Stress can be caused by various factors but chronic psychological stress is usually caused by misperceptions of interactions and situations. Do your best to perceive accurately, it takes practice and the discipline to learn to perceive the truth but the benefits are enormous. Best.

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What to do if i know the symptoms of stress, but what can trigger it?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Stress triggers: The specific triggers of "stress" differ for each of us, since we're sensitive to different things. There are general areas for most of us, like money, work, relationships, illness, raising kids, etc. But the particular situations that drive me up a wall may not bother you at all -- or vise versa. You can get the best help exploring your own stress triggers with a psychologist or psychiatrist.
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Can you please discuss the particular triggers that set off stress?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Variable: It depends on what your sensitivities are, and your ability to manage them. Typical situations that many people consider stressful might be: money worries; job issues and conflict with co-workers or boss; deadlines at work; worries about kids; marital conflict; military deployment; natural and man-made disasters; fears about health or illness; schoolwork, etc.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

Can CPPS be treated? If so, how long for it to heal? Will it recurr? i.e will i have it forever? Any event of stress will trigger it again? Any foods?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Discuss w/ Dr: Schedule a session to get as much info as possible from your Dr. Get printed info and ask questions - take notes. Your condition will be different from others so they'll know best about you. It's always good to have as healthy a diet and life style as possible - but Tx will be more. Ask and learn.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

How long does dermatographism last (weeks/ years) if triggered by a drug or stress? Each episode lasts about 30 min after a scratch.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dermatographia: About 2 to 5 % of people have dermatographia. Although the actual skin reaction is brief, the condition can last for months, year or your lifetime.

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