Dealing with Anxiety

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Anxiety is a problem that can affect men and women, but in women it can be particularly stressful…especially in today’s world. Many women are trying to do two jobs. They’re single parents. They’re under different pressures than they were even 40 years ago. That’s not to say that women 40 years ago had it any easier; the pressures are just quite different. What we are finding is anxiety is a problem that can be dealt with, not only with medications, and we certainly have good ones, it can be dealt with counseling. Counseling is a great way to help deal with anxiety.

 

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The Stress of Being Laid Off

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There are difficulties in today’s stressful economy and one of the big problems is the stress after being laid off.  Many people have to deal with the problems associated with that and it can be very difficult.  That’s one of the problems with a stressful economy.  People sometimes build their identity in the work they’re doing and the jobs they have.  When those jobs are taken away, it is a situation where someone can actually become depressed because of it.

 

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Worrying Too Much

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Many people spend far too much of their time worrying.  We worry about our families, our money, our futures.  We even worry about how much we worry.  The health effects of all this worry can be devastating.  The stress of worry can increase our blood pressure, the risk of heart disease, even cancer.  According to the Trust for America’s Health, we could be hurting our health by worrying about our health.  Now here are their statistics, statistics that are being looked at looked at very seriously by the American Medical Association.  Thirty-seven percent of people worry about cancer as their top health concern, 14% heart disease, 13% obesity, and 11% chemical terrorism.  Worry is appropriate in small doses.  It can help us anticipate problems down the line.  But let’s face it, you don’t want to overdo it. 

 

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Pressure and Stress Can Influence Allergies

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Can pressure lead to allergic symptoms? It’s a very interesting concept. If you’re under pressure at work, and feel that there’s a great deal of stress on you, it, actually, can cause your immune system to work extra hard. There’s a theory out there that people under pressure actually begin to have more and more problems with their allergies. It’s a concept that’s very interesting, but experts do find it somewhat true that when people are under pressure, they have that difficulty and it’s a difficulty that’s often tough to control.

 

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Relaxation Techniques Can Protect Against Stress

Relaxation Techniques Can Protect Against Stress

There is no doubt that stress plays a major role in all of our lives. Stress can actually have a major impact and our body’s reaction to it is not necessarily always a bad thing. If you think about our development as a species, we use stress and the ‘fight or flight’ response to ward off predators to stay alive. Of course, when the predators are a fear of losing a job or failing a test of some sort, that same mechanism of dealing with stress can be a problem. That’s why relaxation techniques like meditation can help. According to a report in the International Journal of Psychophysiology, meditation might help protect college students against stress and improve their ability to learn. It makes sense and during the formal study, students who meditated showed positive results on brain studies including greater breadth of planning, thinking, and perception of the environment.

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The Stress Hormone Cortisol Can Affect Your Health

The Stress Hormone Cortisol Can Affect Your Health

At the turn of the 19th century, a book was written by a physician trained at that time with the best medical knowledge it could offer. A key part of the book was a concept; it was a concept that happiness and the ability to give to others and live in harmony could lead to a long and healthy life. At the time, they did not know about hormones like Cortisol, the stress hormone, but as we look at the complex relationship between our brain and our body, it’s becoming abundantly clear that the words written over a hundred years ago are true. We definitely do not thrive under negative energy and stress and excessive Cortisol levels can raise blood pressure and add increasing levels of anxiety. Long-term wear and tear can clearly take its toll and we can measure a direct relationship between hormone release and cardiac changes. The doctors of that day used physical exams and observations to make their conclusions, and it worked in many cases.

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Research on Serotonin and Depression

Research on Serotonin and Depression

We have known for quite some time that depression and serotonin pathways in the brain are connected in some way. Many of our treatments for depression are based on serotonin and its metabolism in the body. How depression and serotonin may be linked? Well, according to information in the journal Science, interactions between a brain protein and a serotonin receptor seem to have a relationship with depression as well as obsessive-compulsive disorder, drug addiction, anxiety, aggression and sleep disorders. Now, without getting too technical, there are aspects of the finding that are very important. The true value might come from the fact that as we learn more about serotonin, we will be able to attack it more specifically. Remember, we use a lot of serotonin-based drugs. We understand how they work and we can definitely put them in position where they can make a difference for people.

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