Stress

We experience stress when we find ourselves in a situation where demands are higher than we are able to cope with.  

Most people will occasionally experience stressful situations or periods in their lives. After coping in a stressful situation you will normally feel tired, exhausted and maybe also sad. This is part of a normal, biological process enabling the body to calm down and 'recharge'.

However, stress becomes a problem when a person is exposed to stressful circumstances through a longer period of time and under circumstances where the body is not allowed to recover sufficiently. When stress becomes a problem, your body and mind reacts.

The symptoms are many and varied, however, among the most common symptoms are:

  • Increased heart rate
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in neck or head
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Uncontrollable temper
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Lack of energy
  • Burn out

In the long run stress can be related to immuno suppression and increased risk of a number of illnesses.

The quicker you get help when you find that your life is getting too stressful, the easier it will be to reconnect with a more balanced life and get better.

Psychological treatment consists of a guided road to recovery and generally focuses on the re-establishment of as much control over your life as possible and at the same time building up your resistance and ability to handle future stressful situations. The exact content of effective treatment depends on the unique person and the circumstances involved.

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