Does stress affect your enjoyment of life? Our psychologists can help you regain control and happiness.
Everyone suffers from the symptoms of stress from time to time. The sweaty palms, racing heartbeat and hot flushes are the body’s natural response to certain events, and can actually help you perform to your full potential in high-pressure situations.
However, experiencing severe stress regularly over a long period of time can have serious consequences on your psychological and physical health. You may have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, infection, depression, and experience physical aches and pains.
Although the pressures of modern life make a certain amount of stress inevitable, it should be addressed if it is threatening to overwhelm you. This is because of the long-term effects not just on your health, but on your quality of life, and the lives of those around you.
For example, you may:
- Become easily agitated, angry or emotional
- Shut down emotionally and withdraw from those around you
- Become depressed and lethargic
- Become paralysed, and feel incapable of doing anything.
If you feel that stress is affecting your ability to function, or you need help managing your stress or anxiety levels, a qualified psychologist at Port Phillip Psychology can help. Call us on (03) 9585 4710 for more information today.
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