Stress Management

Most people experience stress however, it is important to recognise when the amount of stress you usually experiences increases. Too much stress can lead to an inability to cope with many different situations including our social life, work life, home life and recreational time. Our desires, lifestyles and personal & family situations can contribute to stress. Burnout is often a term that is used to describe a situation when we have been under too much stress for a prolonged period of time. This can occur in our woking lives and also in our personal and home situation.

Prolonged periods or increased stress can contribute significantly to an inability to cope with many different situations including our work life, home life and recreational time

Symptoms of stress

The chemical responses that are released by the body as a result of too much stress can cause different physical and psychological symptoms:

Physical responses to prolonged stress include:

  • Pains in the chest
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Excessive sweating
  • Disturbance to sleep pattern
  • Feeling dizzy or giddy
  • Increased fainting
  • Sexual issues
  • Muscle and joint pains

Emotional and psychological responses to prolonged stress include:

  • Lowered mood
  • Emotional disorders such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Panic and anxiety attacks
  • Disturbance to sleep patterns
  • Loss of or increased appetite
  • Frequent periods of crying
  • Lack of energy
  • Lack of motivation

Prolonged stress can significantly contribute to the development of high blood pressure which in turn can contribute to stroke or heart attack.Managing stress is essential for everyone. For those in high pressured work environments it can often seem that stress is part of the job which can lead to people feeling they cannot ask for help with how to manage their stress. At private consultant psychiatrist we can provide a thorough psychiatric assessment in order to fully look at your unique situation taking into account the person's physical and emotional health to identfy the most appropriate ways of being able to reduce stress. In conjunction with the psychiatrist it is often benefical to be referred to either a psychologist or psychotherapist in order to look at specific techniques for managing stress.

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10 Harley Street

10 Harley Street
London
W1G 9PF

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri : 9am to 5pm

The Cardinal clinic

Oakley Green
Windsor, Berkshire
SL4 5UL

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri : 9am to 5pm

Berkshire Independent Hospital

Swallows Croft
Wensley Road, Reading,Berkshire
RG1 6UZ

Opening Times:
Mon-Fri : 9am to 5pm