Stress is a normal physical, psychological and behavioural response to high-pressure situations/ internal or external stressors. Stress affects nearly every system of the body. It influences how people feel and behave. Stress causes various mind-body changes such as augmentation of negative emotions, shortness of breath, increased duration of fatigue. Thus, stress can contribute directly to psychological and physiological disorders which in turn affects mental and physical well-being and reduce quality of life.
Signs and Symptoms of Stress
- Stomach aches
- Body pain
- Acne or breakouts
- Digestive issues
- Addictions and/or compulsions
- Suicidal ideation
- Food and eating issues
- Substance abuse
Types of Stress
Acute stress: It is a very short-term type of stress. It can either be positive or more distressing. We most often encounter this type of stress in day-to-day life.
Chronic stress: Stress that seems never-ending and inescapable. Example: stress of a bad marriage or an extremely taxing job. It can also be a result of traumatic experiences and childhood trauma.
Episodic acute stress: It is acute stress that seems to be unchecked and uncontrolled and be a way of life. It can create a life of ongoing distress.
Eustress: A positive type of stress. It can keep you energized.
Issues and challenges
High level of stress can cause:
ü Chronic pain
ü Intimacy problems
ü Less productivity and enjoyment at work
ü Insomnia or hypersomnia
ü Migraine headaches
ü Changes in mood or mental health
ü Anger issues
ü Feeling more or less hungry than usual
ü Loss of enjoyment in social activities
ü Heart attack and stroke
ü Self-soothing with drugs or alcohol
Role of online counselling and online therapy in overcoming stress
Stress can be caused due to various issues such as divorce, family/relationship issue, workplace issue, burnout, financial crisis. Mental health care professionals help you to treat your stress symptoms and guide you through the issues causing it. This can help you address your concerns and find a productive way to manage stress.
Receiving help from an online therapist can prove beneficial as the early intervention that you need which can in turn prevent long-term complications in your mental health.
Online therapist is a low-stress way of connecting with a professional, it’s more feasible and less hectic.
How does TalktoAngel Help you in overcoming your stress problem?
TalktoAngel is an online platform that provides quality therapy and other mental health services online. We have qualified and experienced professionals working with us under the mentorship of the best psychologist of India Dr(Prof) R K Suri. Stresscounselling is one of our areas of expertise. We have experts and specialists who have successfully worked previously on cases of stress. As stress is a problem impacting families, we offer online family counselling also. Studies have proven that online mental health services are as effective as the conventional mode. Furthermore, at TalktoAngel, we put your needs first. We can help you with flexible appointments, personalized and customized intervention plans all at the tip of your fingers.
If you’re going through a rough patch, stress management therapy can help you manage and reduce your stress so you can lead a happier life.
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