Stress & Anxiety

Stress & Anxiety
Stress is not a diagnosis, but a set of symptoms. Stress is not always a bad thing. Some people thrive on stress and even need it to get things done, but for other people stress can cause extreme distress or discomfort. The level and extent of stress a person may feel depends a great deal on their attitude to a particular situation. An event which may be extremely stressful for one person can be a mere hiccup in another persons life.

Some symptoms of stress include the following:

Emotions anxiety, depression, tension or anger

The way you think poor concentration, forgetfulness, indecisiveness, apathy or hopelessness

Behaviours increased drinking and smoking, insomnia, accident proneness, weight problems, obsessive compulsive behaviour or nervousness, gambling, difficulties sleeping

Anxiety disorders are the most common of all psychological complaints.  There are several disorders that come under the heading of anxiety; Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Phobia and Simple Phobias.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Panic Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Social Anxiety and Social Phobia
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Simple Phobias