Stress is a psychological and physiological response to life events that disturb an individual’s personal sense of balance. Stressful life events include loss or sickness of a loved one, work deadlines, and conflicts with family members and friends. While most people experience stress at some point in their lives that does not require intervention by a mental health professional, a significant acute stressor or chronic stress may often benefit from such treatment. Dr. Brown is highly experienced in stress management techniques, also known as stress therapy.

Symptoms of Stress

The signs and symptoms of stress are similar to those for depression or anxiety, although they are usually less numerous, severe, and debilitating. They include apprehension, tension, irritability, difficulty sleeping, restlessness, and loss of concentration. If left untreated, chronic stress can contribute to physical ailments, such as digestive problems, chronic pain, migraine headaches, asthma, and high blood pressure.

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Stress Management Therapy

Stress can be managed and controlled through regular visits to a psychiatrist or stress therapy. Contact Dr. Brown for more information on managing stress through therapy.