The modern economy and society as a whole are a highly competitive environment. People are working harder to forge their careers. Consequently they are lacking quality of life. Moreover, technology has changed the way we communicate with one another, resulting in fewer face-to-face interaction. All these factors combine to increase our society’s accumulated stress levels which become difficult to relieve, eventually leading to more serious mental disorders.
Under crisis, individuals reveal various signs and symptoms of stress reactions. Factors that determine the nature of such signs and symptoms include the severity and timing of the crisis, the specific meaning of the crisis for, as well as the coping skill of each individual. As a result, a great variety of symptoms can be found in stress reactions, such as anxiety, insomnia, depressed mood, agitation, headache or any other physical reaction of feeling uncomfortable. Some people may even develop delusion and hallucination.
Generally speaking, each person has their own way of dealing with stress, including unique techniques that help relieve any stress that may accumulate. However, some people experience stress for which they cannot find an appropriate release, or they may experience stress so frequently that it becomes an emotional burden which affects the way they lead their life. Such symptoms may eventually result in that person developing depression or anxiety disorders.
In cases where a person’s stress levels are significantly affecting their daily life or the lives of those around them, attending an appointment with a psychiatrist to receive appropriate advice and treatment is crucial. Psychiatrists will offer the following forms of treatment:
Stress can affect anyone at any age. Most people are capable of finding ways to relieve their own stress. Some people have friends they can talk to in order to unload their mental burden. However, some people are unable to find a release for their stress, meaning that it can affect their own life or those around them. In such cases, a psychiatrist should be consulted in order to receive appropriate advice and treatment.