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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress Management (Overview)

"stress" is mental, physical, or emotional tension or strain. For each of us, the experience is a little different -- and the situations that trigger it are individual also. "stress management" is the process of using tools or skills such as guided imagery/visualization, meditation, biofeedback, breathing exercises, yoga, etc to decrease or contain this tension or strain ("stress.").


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What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. What is the best way to calm down? I am suffering from major stress and want to find a healthier way to manage it. Should i look at medicati

Management : Management of stress can be very challenging. Oftentimes it resolves with addressing the particular stressors if this is feasible. Otherwise, i would recommend a multidisciplinary approach starting with behavioral specialists such as psychologists and therapist then moving on to medications if necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
421 doctors shared insights

Stress Management (Overview)

"stress" is mental, physical, or emotional tension or strain. For each of us, the experience is a little different -- and the situations that trigger it are individual also. "stress management" is the process of using tools or skills such as guided imagery/visualization, meditation, biofeedback, breathing exercises, yoga, etc to decrease or contain this tension or strain ("stress.").


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What is the definition or description of: stress management?

What is the definition or description of: stress management?

"Stress Management": "stress" is mental, physical, or emotional tension or strain. For each of us, the experience is a little different -- and the situations that trigger it are individual also. "stress management" is the process of using tools or skills such as guided imagery/visualization, meditation, biofeedback, breathing exercises, yoga, etc to decrease or contain this tension or strain ("stress."). ...Read more

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Stress less (Tip)

Stress less

Is stress hurting my health? ...See more

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Overcoming Anxiety and Stress (Checklist)

As your stress or anxiety level is rising, stop what you're doing.
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Rate level of distress you're feeling from 0 (none) - 100 (overload)
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Ask yourself "What bad thing am I expecting to happen?"
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Slowly inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth
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What are some effective stress management techniques?

What are some effective stress management techniques?

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 gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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Are there stress management techniques?

Are there stress management techniques?

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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Stress less (Tip)

Stress less

Doctor: what medication(s) can i take for stress that won't cause dependency? ...See more

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Managing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Checklist)

Find a therapist who specializes in PTSD
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Join a support group with others who are dealing with PTSD
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Consider EMDR as a form of treatment, discuss with a therapist
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Learn relaxation techniques to help when flashbacks occur
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What are some suggestions for a good book on stress management?

Stress Management: Principles & practice of stress management by p. Lehrer & r. Barlow is good reference. ...Read more

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What are some suggesting for deciding which eating, exercise, and stress management options are right for you?

What are some suggesting for deciding which eating, exercise, and stress management options are right for you?

First things first: I would start with a check up with your physician. Let him/her advise you depending on your physical condition about eating and exercising. There are lots of stress management materials available. Unless advised otherwise by your dr., do some experimenting with different techniques to see what suites you. You are more likely to do what you enjoy doing. ...Read more

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