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What are some signs of caregiver stress or burnout?

What are some signs of caregiver stress or burnout?

A range: As you feel less and less cared for , pay attention. Consider some help. ...Read more

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Stress (Definition)

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


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What are some signs of mental health disorders?

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What are some signs of mental health disorders?

Mental health: Answering this question would take a whole textbook to write, however, some signs include anxiety, depressed or labile moods, cognitive dysfunction, addiction, break in reality, all of which interfere with daily functioning or cause distress. ...Read more

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What are signs of mental illness?

What are signs of mental illness?

Which one: Mental illness refers to abnormal mood and/or thought content and process and/or behavior. There are many types of mental illness. Most common are anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, but also dementia, developmental disorders such as autism. ...Read more

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What are signs of poor mental health?

What are signs of poor mental health?

Many: There are many symptoms of mental problems and these are often specific to a particular problem. In general, poor mental health is noted by poor interpersonal relationships, an inability to function in a meaningful way in the environment, and loss of contact with reality. ...Read more

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Constant moods and anxiety, any sign of a mental disorder?

All depends: All of us are moody and irritable at times. If moodiness persists and isn't clearly connected to things happening in your life, then it could be a sign of something worth looking into, especially if other symptoms such as tiredness, decreased motivation, poor sleep, or thoughts of self-harm are present. May be physical, may be psychological; whatever the reason don't hesitate to seek help.. ...Read more

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Signs of physical exhaustion?

Signs of physical exhaustion?

Unclear question: Usually a physically exhausted person is the first to know of her condition. Person feels tired and is unable to do tasks requiring physical strength. ...Read more

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What are the signs of serious mental illness?

What are the signs of serious mental illness?

Impairment: There are so many types of psychiatric disorders, it's hard to offer a single set of descriptors of what's "serious." they have in common behaviors, thoughts, & feelings that recurrently interfere with your ability to go about your life. The more they interfere, the more serious they are, whether fears, depression, mania, psychosis, ocd, adhd, anxiety. You don't need to go it alone; seek help. ...Read more

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What are some signs of emotional & physical abuse of a child?

What are some signs of emotional & physical abuse of a child?

Many: This is a tough question to answer briefly. However, some signs would include a variety of emotional problems (anxiety, anger, depression) as well as an increase in behavioral problems. There is a greater likelihood of decreased school performance, increased risk-taking behaviors, and substance use in teens. In teens there may also be episodes of self-harming behaviors, such as cutting. ...Read more

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Frequent urination and altered mental status are signs of what conditions?

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Frequent urination and altered mental status are signs of what conditions?

Many things: See your md as soon as possible and have further evaluation. It can be from many condition- but it could be serious. Altered mental status can happen as the result of dehydration that can be caused by increase urination; however it also could be caused by low serum sodium, diabetes, high serum calcium, infection etc also have to be ruled out. You should not delay any more-see your md. ...Read more

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Signs of depression?

Signs of depression?

Perpetual sadness: Period of intense sadness, regular crying, apathy, decrease in energy and appetite, poor sleep, decreased motivation and enjoyment of activities, poor self care, isolation and withdrawal, hopelessness, thoughts of suicide. These thoughts, behaviors and feelings are typically not associated with things that would make one sad (loss) but are often independent of life's circumstances. ...Read more

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Signs of depression?

Signs of depression?

Persistent low mood: Sad and low mood which persists for weeks accompanied by changes in sleep and appetite, decrease interest in previously pleasurable activities, decrease motivation, concentration and interest life are commonly seen in depression. Hopelessness and suicidal ideation may be signs of worsening depression and needs immediate help. ...Read more

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What are usual signs of social anxiety disorder?

What are usual signs of social anxiety disorder?

Symptoms of Soc Anx: Fear of one or more social situations in which the person may be exposed to scrutiny, fear of embarassing self. The feared situations cause high anxiety or panic attack, the situations are strongly avoided, and the person (usually) understands that the fear is unreasonable. ...Read more

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What are common signs of mental illness?

Symptoms: Usually if an emotional or behavioral issue causes significant distress or affects personal, social, work lilfe, it can be a symptom of mental illness provided medical and other causes are ruled out. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a mental psychosis?

Symptoms of a mental psychosis?

Psychiosis: The symptoms of psychotic disturbance may include so called perceptual abnormalities, or hallucinations, which can be auditory, visual, tactile, gustatory and olfactory. Psychosis may also include becoming paranoid/delusional. ...Read more

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What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion symptoms of?

What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion symptoms of?

Get Checked: Are those new symptoms or something you've experienced before?These sx could be a sign of many things, physical as well as psychological. I would recommend speaking to your primary care doctor to rule out anything physical going on and take things from there. Additionally, find a mental health professional who can help you with learning to cope with the sx you describe. ...Read more

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What are some physical signs of stress?

What are some physical signs of stress?

'fight or flight': Stress causes increased activity in the sympathetic nervous system and the release of stress hormones. As a result: heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate increases; there is increased sweating; skin temperature decreases as blood shifts to the vital organs; there can be muscle tension or tremors; GI disturbance such as nausea, stomach ache, or diarrhea; pacing, hand-wringing, etc. ...Read more

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Is insecurity a sign of mental illness?

Not unless severe: "mental illness" is a judgment call. Severe mental conditions, e.g., schizophrenia, are clearly illnesses, while moderately bad depression is debatable, and most would agree mild to moderate insecurity is not. But if a person has severe insecurity that interferes with everyday life, it might be considered an illness. Whether it's an illness or not, counselors & therapists can help. ...Read more

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What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?

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What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?

Panic: Several possibilities, from anxiety disorder to agitated depression to organic mood disorder caused by something physiological or medications. Needs assessment by your pcp first. ...Read more

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Can lack of oxygen at birth cause a mental illness such as borderline personality disorder?

Can lack of oxygen at birth cause a mental illness such as borderline personality disorder?

No. Not BPD: No. There have been no study to date showing any correlation between lack of oxygen at birth and bpd. Developmental delays and some progressive developmental disorders, on the other hand, have had some data. ...Read more

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What are some signs of mental illness in a child?

What are some signs of mental illness in a child?

Erratic behavior: Mental illness is an extremely broad term. Any obvious and persistent abnormal behavior might be questioned. ...Read more

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What are the signs of stress?

What are the signs of stress?

Stress: Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders & back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration & easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. ...Read more

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What are some physical signs of stress?

'fight or flight': Stress causes increased activity in the sympathetic nervous system and the release of stress hormones. As a result: heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate increases; there is increased sweating; skin temperature decreases as blood shifts to the vital organs; there can be muscle tension or tremors; GI disturbance such as nausea, stomach ache, or diarrhea; pacing, hand-wringing, etc. ...Read more

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What are signs of stress or something else ?

What are signs of stress or something else ?

Stress: Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. ...Read more

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What are the signs that im under too much stress?

What are the signs that im under too much stress?

Stress Signs: Signs of too much Stress: • Being overwhelmed • Being confused • Being Helpless • Feeling intense frustration • Feeling very depressed • Feeling hopeless • Feeling worthless • Feeling Nothing works • Feeling that no one cares ...Read more

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What are physical signs of stress that i might see?

What are physical signs of stress that i might see?

Stress & the body: It prepares for action by activating the autonomic nervous system & numerous hormones. Stress can cause muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased heart rate, rapid and shallow breathing, stomach upset, headaches, dry mouth, increased sweating, mind racing, & insomnia. Chronic stress decreases immune functions and contributes to numerous illnesses. ...Read more

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How strong is the mental and physical connection with chronic stress ?

How strong is the mental and physical connection with chronic stress ?

Super glue: The body protects itself by responding to stress. Migraine, asthma, muscle pain, stomach distress, anxiety attacks, dizzy spells all can indicate a stress state. We need to be aware of these signs from our bodies! the body raises a red flag:, "relax and calm or i will make you so sick you will wish you did!". ...Read more

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If I have stress, can I go mental or get some kind of borderline disorder?

Yes. : Although it may be more than borderline. It may precipitate a complete melt down. Hard to know what to do really... ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect can stress have on a person, mentally & physically?

Effects of stress: Mentally, stress can cause: constant worrying; racing thoughts; forgetfulness & disorganization; inability to focus; poor judgment; pessimism. Some physical symptoms of stress include: muscle tension & headaches; digestive problems (nausea, diarrhea, cramping, constipation, etc); rapid heart rate; chest pain; insomnia; frequent colds & infections; dry mouth; clenched jaw; teeth grinding, etc. ...Read more

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If you are mentally healthy, can you more easily respond to unexpected stressors?

If you are mentally healthy, can you more easily respond to unexpected stressors?

Unexpected stressors: You're brain is constantly adapting to stimuli; creating new memories and working for your best interest. Stress is a normal part of life, in fact stressful events create an anti-stress hormonal response which changes how all in your body works including your brain. Sleep is your friend in that. People that don't sleep, don't have healthy minds, and can't cope with stress, little or unexpected. ...Read more

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Is it possible that under extreme stress you can experience symptoms of mental illnesses?

Is it possible that under extreme stress you can experience symptoms of mental illnesses?

Sure: Some symptoms such a person might experience are insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, and dissociation -- all of which can be symptoms of mental illnesses. There are various adjustment disorders, for instance, where symptoms are limited in scope and length of time, and relate to a specific environmental trigger. People with more serious ongoing mental illnesses can worsen with stress also. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice me what is physical stress? and what causes it?, coz so far I had only heard of mental and chemical stress, thanks

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Pls can u advice me what is physical stress? and what causes it?, coz so far I had only heard of mental and chemical stress, thanks

Stress: As you've noted, stress comes in many different forms. Examples of physical stress include various illnesses, especially those that require hospitalization or surgery. Smoking tobacco & drinking alcohol produce physical stress on lungs & heart/liver. Exercise does stress the body to some part but w/appropriate rest, body will get stronger from exercise. ...Read more

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How to stay mental health healthy with everyday task. Also If you are someone who gets stressed easily, how would you cope with that?

Coping with Stress: I commend you for your desire to stay mentally healthy. At age17, pressure from parents, stressors of relationships, separation, breaking up of relationships, school, peer pressure, and finding your identity can make you stressed easily. Believe in yourself Develop good Self-esteem Do what you love Feel the blessings and wonders of your body and mind for 17 years See a Therapist for coping skills ...Read more

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Hi when we exercise at gym there is the stress just goes away and you feel amazing . Is there science to it or it just a mental thing ? Thanks

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Hi when we exercise at gym there is the stress just goes away and you feel amazing . Is there science to it or it just a mental thing ? Thanks

Science : Check this link, in addition to many ither studies, keep it up, wish you well
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression-and-exercise/art-20046495?pg=1 ...Read more

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What can I do to help a colleague, who I am not close to, to help her deal with stress? Because of my history I recognise enough signs to be concerned

Offer to share w/her: your experience. If she says yes tell her what you have been through and what you did to help. Stressed persons may not like to admit that they need help so proceed gently. Perhaps a book has helped you. You can mention that also. Thanks for caring. It's risky but good. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I know that I have stress or mental disease?

How can I know that I have stress or mental disease?

Stress: Stress is burdening any system more than it was designed to bear. Illness is when a system has been so burdened (stressed), that it fails to function as it is designed to function. If the burdens in your life are strong enough, your body (mind=symptom of brain function) will fail you. If your functioning/wellness is suffering, you are ill. Seek help. Talk with your md, sooner the better:). ...Read more

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What are the physical signs of stress and ways to prevent?

Get support: Stress can show up as headaches or stomach aches, sometimes even joint aching. If you grind your teeth, your teeth might hurt. You might have trouble eating or sleeping. To prevent it, get plenty of rest and exercise. Let others give you support and help you problem solve. Read self-help materials. Relax every day. If that does not help, see an md, psychiatrist, or psychologist. ...Read more

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What are signs that caregiving is causing me to much stress?

Stress: Ask those close to you if they notice a difference in your personality. Often care givers do not realize how difficult and taxing on your psyche caregiving can be. Take the anxiety questionnaire on the soundmindz.Org website for a guide as to your level of stress and anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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Help please! is getting tired easily a sign of age or stress etc?

Can be stress: At age 45, i would not expect age to cause you fatigue or getting tired easily. I would recommend a physical exam from a primary care doc to rule out any medical problems causing you fatigue. Fatigue can also be a symptom of depression. A psychologist or psychiatrist can help figure out how to help your stress and easily getting tired. Be well, . ...Read more

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How can you prevent diseases caused by poor mental health and stress?

How can you prevent diseases caused by poor mental health and stress?

Take good care.: To prevent stress related illness work on managing stress in ways that do not harm the body. Normalize diet, exercise, and get good sleep. Seek balance between work and play, and seek meaning and purpose in your daily life. Find relationships that build self esteem, and laugh a lot every day. Work on living joyfully in the moment, and find gratitude in art, music, and intimate relations. ...Read more

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Could my friend have a stress-related disorder or another kind of mental illness?

Anyone can.: No one is immune from the possibility of a mental illness at some point in their life. ...Read more

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