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Overcoming Anxiety And Stress
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
There isn't a simple: Answer for your question. If you have significant problems with anxiety and stress it needs to be evaluated. There are a number of conditions that can present with these symptoms. Your diagnosis will help to determine a treatment plan to include whether medications are indicated and if so, which ones. ...Read more
Triggers for anxiety: Vary widely from person to person. Sometimes a trigger is a conditioned response to a person, place, or thing we've been around when we felt anxious and then it becomes a trigger later. Fear of having an anxiety attack becomes the real issue. A clinical psychologist can help you manage this. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Good techniques: Finding a therapist who can help you learn and practice techniques associated with relaxation, control, setting boundaries can all assist with stress and social anxiety. Finding the tools that work best for you can be the goal of therapy. I say this because everyone has skills tools, and strengths that they naturally use and work well in most situations, but may need refinement in others. ...Read more
Take steps: See your therapist, engage family to help understand what you are going through and how to be supportive, learn relaxation techniques, take your medications as prescribed, talk with your doctor about dietary factors that may contribute, exercise regularly and smile (at least once every 4 hours while awake and twice while sleeping :} ) !! ...Read more
Fatigue, OCD, Panic: I feel empathy for your extreme physical and mental fatigue At age 19, problems and conflicts with parents, relationships with turmoil and separations, work and finances can cause Anxiety, panic, physical fatigue. OCD can cause mental fatigue. Relax by Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, and Meditation See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, to cope with stressors in life, obsessions, Medication ...Read more
Can feelings of depression/anxiety and panic attacks make a person develop depression and anxiety?
Quite often yes.: Cognitive behavioral therapy ; psychotherapy can be very beneficial. Psychiatric medications are sometimes indicated as well. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). ...Read more
How do I fix musculoskeletal problems from constant panic attacks, stress, and anxiety? Also years of computer work, lack of stretching and exercise.
Treat the anxiety: Anxiety can present with feelings of stress and tension. Musculoskeletal pain and tenderness and other physical symptoms may accompany anxiety. Getting treated for the anxiety therefore helps to alleviate associated physical symptoms. Adding some physical workouts also helps the anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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