When to Seek Help For Stress
medical doctor if your physical body has shown signs of
stress overload. Be sure to tell your doctor when the
symptoms started and their intensity. The more
information you can provide to our doctor, the better
chance of an accurate diagnosis. Holding back anything
because of embarrassment is not wise.
of us, stress is a condition that we cannot tackle alone. If you are a mom who
has tried to manage your stress alone but to no avail, it may be time to seek
help from an outside source. Here are a few suggestions to help with that
can affect our physical body. Too much stress can lead to symptoms like hair
loss, headaches, weight loss or weight gain, ulcers, and depressive disorders.
All of these symptoms can be signs of conditions other than stress, but if you
have been in otherwise good health before they showed up, there is a good chance
that stress may be the cause.
your daily life. What are the pressures you face each day? Stress on the job
can spill over into family life. The threat of downsizing or loss of a job due
to poor performance can cause problems at home to get blown out of proportion.
the problem is within the family or the marriage, this
can in turn affect your performance at work. Increased
sensitivity is a sign that something has hold of your
mind and is not letting go. In both situations, the
consequences could be devastating and life changing.
full physical exam each year. This will give your doctor a baseline to work
from when assessing new problems. Whatever his diagnosis, comply as fully as
you can. Itís the difference between getting well or getting worse.
builds up when there is no outlet for the pressure. Moms that have no one to
confide in about things going on in their lives could use the help of a
professional counselor. A counselor will listen as you speak and offer coping
suggestions and solutions.
employers offer employee assistance programs (EAP) that allow employees to see
counselors for little or no cost. The human resources officer would have
information about that. These programs are confidential.
are clinical psychiatrists and psychologists who can
help, whether the problem is related to a mental or
chemical breakdown in the brain or situations outside
your control. Marriage counseling can help you and your
spouse if this is the source of your stress. Group
counseling can help moms whose stress has led to
unhealthy addictions like smoking, drinking, or
weight is causing stress, join a fitness center and sign up with a personal
trainer Ė someone who will hold you accountable. Sometimes just having an
appointment to work out will get you to the guy. And, of course, getting regular
exercise can be enough to combat your high levels of stress. Either way, it sure
help is nothing to be ashamed of. Moms are always helping others, but sometimes
we are the ones in need. Doing nothing is the worst solution to the problem of
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