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Stress Management and Relief
Public health officials are urging Iowans affected by recent flooding to manage stress to reduce injury and further mental distress. Continued long hours of work, emotional and physical exhaustion, and dealing with losses from damaged property can create a highly stressful, but avoidable, situation.
Pos traumatic stress disorder cases are many in New York City. One out of eight people living close to World Trade Center attack suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder 3 years after September 11 traumatic events.
This week, we've moved from the military's diagnoses of Personality Disorder over PTSD to a Texas VAMC PTSD program coordinator advising that Adjustment Disorder diagnoses should be handed out over that of PTSD. The reason given? Saving money.
PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop following exposure to traumatic events and includes three types of symptoms: re-experiencing the trauma, such as nightmares and flashbacks; avoidance symptoms such as avoiding reminders of the experience and feeling emotionally numb; and physical hyper arousal, such as being easily startled.
The performance pressures from end-of-semester exams and papers can take a toll on students, even leading them to turn to potentially harmful substances to keep them awake and alert.
More and more executives admit that stress is affecting their jobs and health. With an unpredictable economy, pressure to maintain profitability and increased responsibilities, you've got a high stress environment. "It's no wonder that stress is high on the list of executive concerns this year," says Dr. Juan Remos, Director of Wellness and Regenerative Medicine at Miami Institute of Age Management and Intervention.
A traumatic event is much more likely to result in posttraumatic stress disorder in adults who experienced trauma in childhood.
People who live in poor households during childhood and carry a common variation in a gene are at greater risk of experiencing an increased heart rate and high blood pressure when under stress as adults.
A new study of combat-exposed Vietnam War veterans shows that those with injuries to certain parts of the brain were less likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The findings, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Naval Medical Center, suggest that drugs or pacemaker-like devices aimed at dampening activity in these brain regions might be effective treatments for PTSD.
For many Montana families, the holiday season can feel more stressful than joyful. Stress comes from many directions at this time of year: too much rich food and drink, not enough exercise or sleep and all the rushing around to find the perfect gifts at the lowest prices.
With thoughts of shopping lists, holiday menus and decorating looming in our minds, it's no wonder it becomes challenging to get through the holiday season stress-free. According to an Opinion Research Survey conducted in October 2007 -- almost half the women polled reported experiencing increased stress during the holidays.
Government will treble the number of employment advisers in GP surgeries as part of a new approach to help people with stress and other mental health conditions.
Stress can ruin your whole day ... and your whole night, too. According to NIH estimates, at least 60 million Americans annually suffer from occasional sleeplessness, and the stress of modern living can play a major role.
"Stress and sleep are not comfortable bed partners," explains Cheryl Myers, Vice President of Health Sciences for Enzymatic Therapy (ETI). "But many people don't recognize that stress may be the reason they're counting sheep at night."