Mental Health



Stress is the body’s response to any kind of demand or threat. It can be caused by a variety of things, including work, relationships, and financial problems.


There are several types of stress, including:

  • Acute stress, which is short-term stress that can occur in response to a specific event or situation.
  • Episodic acute stress, which is characterized by frequent episodes of acute stress.
  • Chronic stress, which is long-term stress that can occur as a result of ongoing problems or issues.

The common causes of stress include:

  • Work, such as job pressure, long hours, and tight deadlines
  • Family, such as marriage or parenting
  • Finances, such as debts and money problems
  • Health, such as chronic illness
  • Trauma, such as a car accident or natural disaster

Symptoms of stress can include:

  • Physical symptoms, such as headaches, muscle tension, and fatigue
  • Emotional symptoms, such as anxiety, irritability, and depression
  • Behavioral symptoms, such as overeating, smoking, or substance abuse
  • Cognitive symptoms, such as difficulty concentrating or memory problems


Diagnosis of stress is typically made by a healthcare professional, such as a physician or a counselor, through a combination of a physical exam and a review of the person’s symptoms.


Treatment options for stress include:

  • Relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga
  • Therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, to help a person learn how to manage stress in a healthy way.
  • Lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, adequate sleep, and a healthy diet
  • Medication, such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication


It’s important to note that stress is a normal part of life, and everyone experiences stress at some point. However, when stress becomes overwhelming and interferes with daily life, it’s important to seek professional help.


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Dr Ibrahim Yahli MD MRCPsych

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