Stress: Why it happens and how can we manage it?

In general terms, Stress refers to the experience of events that are perceived as threatening to one’s physical or psychological well-being. Challenges in life, interpersonal problems, and difficult social circumstances can all contribute to the feeling of stress. But all the stress is not bad. Some level of stress is good for an individual and may help in achieving peak performance and managing a minor crisis.

However, stress can become ‘distress’ when an individual faces continuous challenges without respite or relaxation, and the manifestation of this stress can lead to the body’s wear and tear on the physical and psychological levels.

Common symptoms of stress:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of concentration and memory loss
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Difficulties with sleep
  • Worry, anxiety, irritability and sadness
  • Extreme mood swings and emotional outbursts
  • Physical illness, e.g. stomach upset, headache, backache
  • Abuse of drugs and other substances
  • Poor long-term planning and decision-making
  • Difficulties with eating

Stress Treatment

Stress can, directly and indirectly, contribute to general or specific disorders of the body and mind. At the stress clinic, individuals and families can seek therapy or stress management training along with medical evaluation and treatment for their symptoms. In order to evaluate individuals, and/or families’ situations and provide therapy, MindPlus Clinic at Ludhiana uses a strength-based approach as we work around our patients’ natural strengths to help them develop a healthy and vibrant life.

MindPlus Doraha focuses on multidisciplinary and holistic treatment for disorders. Here, we use a host of psychological therapies that are chosen and customized for each patient, including cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, and relaxation training. In addition to treatment for any underlying causes, we provide a short-term (8-12 weeks) training program that addresses all behavioral and cognitive factors that will promote best in stress treatment. Regular assessment and self-monitoring tips will allow you to become better at understanding what helps improve your stress.

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