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Im really stressed. My parents have been fighting alot. They fight in the night which wakes me up. It all causes me to be really tired during the day.

Im really stressed. My parents have been fighting alot. They fight in the night which wakes me up. It all causes me to be really tired during the day.

Agree w' Dr Vertino: Tell your parents that their arguments are waking you and worrying you. Even if they do not go to either family or couple's therapy, you can talk to a therapist about how their fights are impacting on you. You parents may not realize that you are hearing them. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 can I do if my family cause stress and depression to my life all the time? My parents don't spend time with me and i always feel so alone.

What can I do if my family cause stress and depression to my life all the time? My parents don't spend time with me and i always feel so alone.

Meet others: Try talking to them about this. If it doesn't help, consider finding emotional support outside your family. Do you have friends? Classmates? Co-workers? As you enter your 20s you become an adult and need to develop your own social life. Parents should be supportive (& it hurts when they're not), but there's a whole world of others out there too. Also consider therapy for depression/stress. ...Read more

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Hi I discovered about 5 grey hairs in my head, I'm 19. My parents did not grey early. Does this mean I have white hair by 20s. Does stress cause this?

Hi I discovered about 5 grey hairs in my head, I'm 19. My parents did not grey early. Does this mean I have white hair by 20s. Does stress cause this?

Pre-mature graying: It is believed that hair turning white is caused by the production of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicle. While stress can do many many things, there has been no direct linkage that I know of correlating one with the other. ...Read more

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My parents are causing me stress! what can I do?

My parents are causing me stress! what can I do?

Seek counseling: You & your circumstances determine the answer. A counselor/therapist may help you review & identify causes & possible solutions. Focus on your own part in it & taking charge of that part may help. Communicating with parents about the stress may help. Anxiety & stress reduction workbook (mckay) offers self-help techniques to consider. Embrace the challenge to improve your own heatlh & well-being. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce the stress of first time parents?

Prep the best u can: Instead of preparing to feel stressed by your new arrival; try to imagine the exciting possibilities of the this "new life" you will prepare to take part in the world. I think "baby days" to be some of the most enjoyable of parenthood. A baby just wants needs to be taken care of--she is not going to ask for money, or the car, or roll her eyes at this point. Love your new baby. Welcome help. Relax. ...Read more

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How do working mothers cope with the stress associated with parental care?

How do working mothers cope with the stress associated with parental care?

Are you caring : For your parents? Between your job, taking care of your parents and your children - it is essential that you somehow find a way to care for yourself. 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). Try qi >. ...Read more

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What's a common way people go about dealing with large amounts of stress, and the loss of loved ones (parents, siblings etc)?

What's a common way people go about dealing with large amounts of stress, and the loss of loved ones (parents, siblings etc)?

Accepting grief: Grief is a natural reaction to loss and involves various stages: denial, bargaining, anger, depression and finally acceptance. We all go through stress when we experience loss. It all takes time so we need to be patient with ourselves and the process. Accept the pain and hurt. Allow yourself to experience the grief because you need to go through it to get through it. ...Read more

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How can parental stress be harmful for children?

How can parental stress be harmful for children?

Empathy: Children are very good at following their parents' moods. The worst stressor for a child is a stressed parent; if a parent is calm, children can handle pretty much any situation. ...Read more

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How can I cope with the stress of being a new parent?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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I cannot sleep with stress, may have to leave partner to care for parents. Feel devestated.?

I cannot sleep with stress, may have to leave partner to care for parents. Feel devestated.?

Talk w/therapist: Dealing with aging or ill parents can be extremely challenging, especially when they live far away. I'm sorry you're faced with this difficult choice. I urge you to review all your options before acting. Discussing your situation in detail with a psychologist or other mental health professional may help you sort through things. A geriatric care manager may help too. http://www.caremanager.org/. ...Read more