Wokingham Psychology  Woosehill Medical Centre Fernlea Drive Wokingham Berkshire RG41 3DR

 

Stress

 

Stress seems to be part of everyday life, it is a commonly used word to describe how we feel. Stress can sometimes help us as it can bring out the best in our performance and keeps us alert. However too much stress can lead to more profound situations resulting in an inability to cope with many different situations including our work life, home life and recreational time.

Our ambitions, lifestyles and personal situations can contribute to stress, many people use the phrase "burnout" to describe the level of stress that they have been under and this can occur from working too long in a high pressured job or environment.

Psychological Symptoms of stress

 

  • Feeling depressed

  • Low mood

  • Anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Changes in sleeping patterns

  • Changes in appetite

  • Crying spells

  • Feeling constantly tired

Effects of Stress

 

Too much stress can lead to developing high blood pressure which can lead to heart attacks and stroke. Tackling your stress is important. For some people in high pressured jobs it is often seen as feeling stressed goes with the territory and people sometimes feel they cannot take time off to deal with their stress levels.

 

At Wokingham Psychology we have helped to treat many different people including high powered business men and women, we work with you to ensure the safest treatment whilst taking into account work pressures helping you to take control of your stress and health.

Symptoms of stress:

 

The chemical responses that are released by the body as a result of too much stress can cause different physical and psychological symptoms:

 

Physical Symptoms of Stress

 

  • Chest pains

  • Constipation or diarrhoea

  • Sweating

  • Changes in sleeping patterns

  • Dizziness

  • Fainting

  • Muscle aches

  • Sexual difficulties