Stress Management

Definition Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after exposure to a potentially traumatic event that is beyond a typical stressor. Events that may lead to PTSD include, but are not limited to, violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, combat, and other forms of violence. Exposure to events like these is common. About one-half of
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In an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, businesses across the country are closing their doors. In many states, emergency restrictions now prohibit dining in at restaurants and bars, as well as any large gatherings. Other states and counties have also passed regulations temporarily closing any businesses not essential to life
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When we hit midnight on Thursday, December 31, 2020, we transition to Friday, January 1, 2021, and we will say, “Happy New Year,” not, “You Are Happy!!!” People who feel sad around the holidays may still be feeling sad. Traditionally we categorize this as the “Holiday Blues.” It is that 4-month window (November-February) in which
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Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus (Covid-19) a pandemic on March 11, 2020, many employees have been working from home. For the American communication technology company, Zoom Video Communications, this situation led to an explosion from 10 million to over 200 million daily participants within three months (Source). Despite Zoom stepping up to create
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A wave of entrepreneurial stress during COVID-19 left many overwhelmed with uncertainty and overloaded with questions about the future. The coronavirus broke out in the United States at the start of March 2020. With social distancing regulations and quarantine guidelines in place to protect individuals from spreading the coronavirus, small businesses and entrepreneurs experienced a wave of low revenue.
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With the presidential election less than a week away, scores of Americans divided by their support for President Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden also are united. “The commonality between us all is that we’re stressed about the election,’’ William Heckman, executive director of The American Institute of Stress, told USA TODAY. Stress triggers the
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As the country surpasses the six-month mark of living with coronavirus, many of us feel fundamentally stuck – physically, socially, and mentally. We are isolated, tackling grief and mortality issues, and it feels like this track we’re on is never-ending. Many people are experiencing symptoms of traumatic stress. These may come in the form of
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It’s truly a fall gale of epic proportions, as turbulent winds of uncertainty pummel us from one high anxiety to another. “It’s the pandemic, it’s the social unrest, it’s climate change and the wildfires. It’s the election, it’s upcoming holidays, said Vaile Wright, American Psychological Association‘s senior director of health care innovation. “I can’t remember any
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Tips to reset your brain and body when everything feels impossible According to psychiatrist and neurobiologist Dr. Dan Siegel, each of us has a “window of tolerance.” Siegel coined the term to describe normal brain/body reactions, especially following adversity. The idea is that human beings have an optimal arousal zone that allows emotions to ebb
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We’ve always known that downtime is important to reduce job stress and recharge your batteries so you’re on top of your game at work. Now neuroscientists have gotten in on the act with a new study in Scientific Reports that shows short, easy-to-apply relaxation techniques can activate your body’s regenerative system (parasympathetic nervous system or the rest
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Health care professionals can support patient health by sharing tools and strategies to reduce stress. In a previous post, Krystal M. Lewis, Ph.D. , talked about the importance of managing stress for health care professionals. Here she focuses on how health care professionals can support their patients with diabetes in managing stress to avoid complications.
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Stress can have a major impact on your physical and mental health. While chronic stress can lead to mental health disorders like depression and anxiety, it can also make you physically ill, and may even contribute to long-term conditions like heart disease. In addition, stress can cause a fever even when there is no underlying illness or infection. This is
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