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Stress

Revived Soul Medical P.C.

Psychiatric Clinic located in Midwood Brooklyn, NY; Fort Greene Brooklyn, NY & Brighton Beach Brooklyn, NY

Stress is a widespread problem, affecting at least 75% of Americans. Revived Soul Medical P.C., with three Brooklyn, New York-based, locations in Midwood, Fort Greene, and Brighton Beach, can help you pinpoint the causes of your stress. They offer customized treatments and support to help you manage and reduce the stress in your life. Call Revived Soul Medical P.C. or make an appointment online today.

Stress Q & A

What is stress?

Stress is a normal part of life. You experience it when a change occurs that requires you to change or adapt your way of thinking or behavior. Stress can come from your environment, your body, or even your thoughts. 

Not all causes of stress are negative. For example, you might feel stressed if you get a promotion at work or when you get a mortgage to buy a house.

What are the signs of stress?

Stress manifests in physical, emotional, and mental responses, including:

  • Irritability
  • Impatience
  • Anxiety
  • Being unable to enjoy yourself
  • Feeling like you can’t switch off
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Sense of dread
  • Rapid breathing
  • Muscle tension
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Headaches
  • Teeth grinding
  • Libido loss

Stress can also make you behave abnormally. For example, you might find that you struggle to make decisions or that you can’t concentrate. Your appetite could change, or you might drink more alcohol than usual. You may start to avoid situations that trigger your stress.

When should I talk to a doctor about stress?

If you’re feeling stressed about something in particular, like a promotion at work or the illness of a loved one, your stress should subside when you get used to your new position or when your loved one recovers. However, if you’re stressed but can’t pinpoint a reason, or if your symptoms persist long after the event that initially triggered them has passed, you should make an appointment at Revived Soul Medical P.C. for professional assessment and help.

How is stress treated?

Revived Soul Medical P.C. begins with an assessment. You talk to one of the compassionate and experienced team members about your thoughts, feelings, and symptoms. They help you pinpoint your specific stressors and work with you to create and implement a stress-management plan.

Everyone has unique needs when it comes to stress, and your treatment plan is tailored specifically for you. It may include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Medication to help you sleep or relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety

Your provider can help you learn to manage your stress. They may recommend that you make some lifestyle modifications. For example, many patients find that spending time outdoors or getting physical activity helps them feel less stressed and better about life in general. Alternatively, they may help you change your diet to reduce comfort eating or help you quit smoking.

If stress interferes with your life, call Revived Soul Medical P.C. or make an appointment online today.