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Stress, Anxiety Disorders and Depression

Thursday, November 4, 2021 Dtress stress management anxiety disorders

These conditions can affect people of all ages. Crises in life, like illness in ourselves or a loved one, or the death of a close family member or friend, could change our lives overnight. We can descend into depression without
recognizing what is happening to us.

These conditions can affect people of all ages. Crises in life, like illness in ourselves or a loved one, or the death of a close family member or friend, could change our lives overnight. We can descend into depression without recognizing what is happening to us.


Stress
Stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources that the individual is able to mobilize. (Richard Lazarus)


Anxiety Disorders
These are mental conditions characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear, that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities.
Persons with anxiety disorders often have anxious thoughts and behaviours such as believing the worst will happen, persistent worry, seeking reassurance and second-guessing.


Physical symptoms of anxiety disorders include;
Light-headedness

  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhoea
  • Getting easily fatigued.

What to do for someone suffering from anxiety disorder;

  • Express concern
  • Don’t enable
  • Don’t force confrontation
  • Provide validation
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