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Stress-related Disorders/Introduction

Stress - Brief IntroductionEdit

Q. Differentiation between Anxious and Stress.

It is not very grammatically correct to write in patients chart- "Looks anxious" and referring them to psychiatric ward/PSY-consultation. Stress is not an anxiety (anxiety disorder), they are not synonymous.

A general concept/understanding in Human-psychology/Psychiatry is beneficial.

Q. When is stress experienced?

A person typically is stressed when they experiences positive or negative temporarily strain or overwhelm adaptive capacities.

In general - Stress can be physiological or pathological. A general concept/understanding in them is beneficial.

Q. Who can get Stress?

Stress is highly individualized and depends on variables such as the novelty, rate, intensity, duration, or personal interpretation of the input, and genetic or experiential factors.

For an example

  • Panic attacks are more frequent when the predisposed person is exposed to stressors.

Q. What to do if you encounter stressed person in surgical ward?

Ultimate refer place is psychiatric consultation, But... pre-PSY-consultation, we can provide our little help.

Q. Which stress remedies are in fashion?

  • Stress-reduction strategies can be helpful to many stressed/anxious patients/sufferer.
    • Unfortunately, many stressed/anxious persons cannot concentrate enough to use such strategies effectively for acute relief.
    • Most stress-reduction techniques have their greatest utility as elements of a prevention plan that attempts to raise one's threshold to anxiety-provoking experiences.

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